September 1, 2016 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #618294non of yo beez waxMember
what is the age to get a boy a phone?September 1, 2016 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #1176596SparklyMember
when they NEED it meaning that they go to college, have a car, have their license, etc…September 1, 2016 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #1176597MenoParticipant
What does going to college have to do with having a phone?September 1, 2016 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #1176598iacisrmmaParticipant
It depends. Most of my sons received phones after high school or when they started dorming in yeshiva (depending on the rules of the yeshiva).September 1, 2016 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #1176599Lilmod UlelamaidParticipant
Meno – because they are away from home. Same could be said about Yeshiva, but there are some who would say Yeshiva Bochurim shouldn’t have phones, and there may be Yeshivas that assur it. Also, a Yeshiva Bochur learns 24/7, so he doesn’t need a phone, unless he is in shidduchim.September 1, 2016 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #1176600Yserbius123Participant
Not high school. After that it depends on the situation.September 1, 2016 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #1176601CTLAWYERParticipant
If your son drives a car or travels to and from Yeshiva or school on his own he should have a phone for safety.
This doesn’t mean he should have a smart phone or the ability to text or play games. I carry an old fashioned flip phone and have texting blocked on my account. It is invaluable if one has to call for road service when there is car trouble.September 1, 2016 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #1176602Lilmod UlelamaidParticipant
“If your son drives a car or travels to and from Yeshiva or school on his own he should have a phone for safety.”
True, and while there may be Yeshivas that don’t allow cell phones, my guess is that any Yeshiva that allows driving also allows cell phones, so I assume that’s not an issue.September 1, 2016 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #1176603CTLAWYERParticipant
There are Yeshivas that don’t allow the bochurim to drive to/from the Yeshiva or keep a car near the dorm, but I haven’t run into many that don’t permit bochurim to get a license and drive at their parents homes during Bain Hazmanim….the license is also important for those who work at the summer camps associated with the Yeshiva and its movement.September 2, 2016 2:30 am at 2:30 am #1176604WolfishMusingsParticipant
what is the age to get a boy a phone?
Why are you assuming that there is some set age that, once you reach it, you are entitled to a phone?
Are you a child? Then you need your parents’ permission. You are not entitled to it at any age.
Are you an adult? Then go buy one.
The WolfSeptember 2, 2016 3:05 am at 3:05 am #1176605HappygirlygirlMember
The wolf-I don’t want to be judgmental but from the sound of his username he sounds….youngSeptember 2, 2016 3:36 am at 3:36 am #1176606WolfishMusingsParticipant
The wolf-I don’t want to be judgmental but from the sound of his username he sounds….young
I figured as much myself. FWIW, it sounds to me like a kid who asked his parents for a phone, was told “no,” and now wants to show this thread to his parents and say “see, these people think I should have a phone…”
Sorry, kid. You’re not entitled to a phone from your parents at any age.
Nonetheless, I chose to include the “adult” option anyway, just in case I was wrong.
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