If you’re wondering what to do to prepare your child for responsible phone ownership, you’ve come to the right place. A kid’s first phone can be an awesome tool for safety, staying in touch and teaching responsibility. There are a few things parents can do, however, to set ground rules before turning that device over to a child.
- It’s important to factory reset the phone if it’s a hand-me-down.
- Add any important emergency numbers.
- Enable parental controls.
- Set mobile data limits.
- Have an open conversation about Internet safety and privacy.
Start your kid off on a mobile provider like Ting, where you can set limits on how much talk, text and data they use every month.