Some friends of mine on Facebook were having a discussion about the appropriate age for a child to have a cell phone:
* Some say there's no need until the child is old enough to have a driver's license and be out on his/her own.
* Another friend said her young, pre-driving daughter has a pre-paid cell phone and earns credits for it by doing household chores. This friend doesn't have a land-line phone and would rather her daughter's friends call the daughter's phone than her own cell phone.
What do you think? At what age is it appropriate for a child to have their own cell phone? Do you have any special rules or guidelines for your kids' cell phone use?