Sorry I know its been a long time but I’m back. Why do teens need or want a phone?? Maybe its because their parents work all day and have to call them to get picked up from school or to ask to go somewhere. Other teens have a phone because they are being spoiled by their parents who are trying to give them everything they want. Or some teens have earned or shown their parents that they need a phone for school activities or when they are finished with those activities.
All teens want a phone because they want to be like everybody else. By drinking the cultures kool-aid, they don’t want to feel left out. Believe me I know how that feels. But I also know how addicting it is to text all day and all night. Its fun but not healthy. I myself am a teen. I want a phone but I have not shown my parents that I’m responsible enough to have a phone yet. Yes, after my first year at Harwood Jr. High, my parents know I need a phone but are just waiting on me to show I’m trustworthy and responsible enough to have one. Teens ask yourself “Are you trustworthy and responsible with your phone?? Would God approve of what you are texting about to that girl or guy?? Do you really need a phone??”
If you aren’t, then you shouldn’t have one. If you are, then great. Good job!! I know some might be saying how do I know. I know because I wasn’t being responsible with my phone so I got it taken away. But now I truly see that I’m not ready to have a phone. But when I am, I am going to show my parents that they can trust me with a phone. And that I’m mature and responsible enough to use the phone wisely and appropriately.
Teens, do you have a cell phone? Has it ever been taken away? What did you do or not do to lose it?
Caitlyn Campos is a blended teen who shares about life, going back and forth between two families and what it’s like to be a modern day teen.