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Would you give an 11 yr old an iphone 3gs 16gb????

nefertiti6969 Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
My partner thinks he should 'give' mine to his 11 yr old when i upgrade!

Is he winding me up??? He can't look after a £20 phone.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
pffft .. no he will break it !
#2
no way!
#3
either that ^ or will get stabbed for it in the street lol
banned 1 Like #4
numptyj
either that ^ or will get stabbed for it in the street lol


this
#5
numptyj
either that ^ or will get stabbed for it in the street lol


^^ and this , i dont think 9 yr olds should have phones at that age tbh i got my first phon when i was 12 i had walkie talkies before then !!!
banned#6
Yes - to annoy the apple haters
#7
Get it insured?
#8
Depends

if £ > Sense
then
giveSonphone = yes
else
giveSonPhone = No
#9
That was my thoughs! But we argue too much as apparently it's nothing to do with me:whistling::whistling:
#10
the only time our 9yr old daughter has a phone is when we work away at a show, so we know where they are
#11
no chance on this earth , why should he have a better phone then me :x

seriously though no i wouldnt, cheap phone until he can be trusted to look after it.
#12
nefertiti6969
That was my thoughs! But we argue too much as apparently it's nothing to do with me:whistling::whistling:


its your phone, tell him go screw
banned#13
danmc
Depends

if £ > Sense
then
giveSonphone = yes
else
giveSonPhone = No


what language is that meant to be written in? no semicolons, no parenthesis and no indentations.... dayam!
banned#14
bykergrove
what language is that meant to be written in? no semicolons, no parenthesis and no indentations.... dayam!


poor naming convention as well. Didn't define variables, and if vb, no End If
#15
vibeone
poor naming convention as well. Didn't define variables, and if vb, no End If


bykergrove
what language is that meant to be written in? no semicolons, no parenthesis and no indentations.... dayam!


Gimme a break i'm a monk:-D
#16
bykergrove;8817501
what language is that meant to be written in? no semicolons, no parenthesis and no indentations.... dayam!

No End IF! :lol:
#17
borolad94
Get it insured?


the kid or the phone?
#18
yes do it, my cousin is 11 and has the normal iphone. He will get a popularity boost lol.
#19
nefertiti6969
That was my thoughs! But we argue too much as apparently it's nothing to do with me:whistling::whistling:


I reckon this is your real issue - fact its to go to his son.......................if it was to go to your own son/daughter, then I dont think this thread would be posted up
banned#20
numptyj
either that ^ or will get stabbed for it in the street lol


Agreed. Imagine the amount of leg pulling and embarrassment when he tells his friends he has a smart phone that cant multi-task and has a camera from the dark ages.
banned#21
Sell it then take your son out for a wicked day trip, think he would love that more.
1 Like #22
i haven't even got one ! My 10 year old uses our old phone (no camera etc) if he is at something on his own all day - like badminton or football tournaments if we have to come and go because of the kids kids activities / work etc ..... but there is no way he would look after one - he loses a drinks cup at least once a week ! Maybe your lad is different - but not sure its a good idea.

The other thing i always wonder is how do you give them something good for Christmas etc if they get something like that when its not Christmas or a birthday ?

Each family is different tho' - so go with your gut feeings
#23
If it's your phone then you should decide what to do with it. Keep it as a back up phone.

11 is too young for a fancy phone like that and it'll get pinched.
#24
I think it is too young for such an expensive phone as the likelihood of it being broken/lost/stolen is so high, especially when the child is at school. Plus it sets a precedent for any siblings and future phones, so if you do you're going to be expected to stump up for the next iphone when this is knackered or lost.
They will probably get kudos at school, but I dread to think the bills the child will accumulate!
However, if you will be buying them an ipod touch and a mobile and want to cut down on clutter it's not such a bad idea, and if you have the money and want to then go ahead, it's your child and your decision - that's the great thing about being the parent!
#25
I say why not, in secondary school i took on small jobs and saved where I learned to value money and just as importantly the things I bought with that money.

But if it's just being given, handed over, without having been earnt AND they have a history of not learning to look after things, then no.

Have them prove to you, over time, that what you give them has longevity while in their possession if that's not likely, I suggest selling it and using proceeds to pay for all the crap they are likely to break/lose over the coming years ensuring none of it is high value.
#26
I had to work hard for everything i wanted as a child (£1.90 an hour at 14!!!) so i disagree with giving children high value items for a non occassion. Think the value of money is an important lesson.

With regards to bossyboots comments about him not being mine - i'm probably harder on my own son because i want him to grow up with strong morals and a sense of vaule of money.

Thanks for your opinions!
#27
my daughter had a iPhone 5 c when she was 11 u should defo give him it

plus he'll gain popularity
3 Likes #28
jodiexr2003
my daughter had a iPhone 5 c when she was 11 u should defo give him it

plus he'll gain popularity

It has been 4 years, I think the son bought their own iphone 5 by now.
3 Likes #29
jodiexr2003


plus he'll gain popularity

He'd gain more popularity by just being a nice, decent kid, rather than a 'look, I've got an iPhone 5c and I'm only 11' kid.
#30
deeky
jodiexr2003


plus he'll gain popularity

He'd gain more popularity by just being a nice, decent kid.

Deeky don't fall for it, check how old this thread is ;o)
2 Likes #31
wellen1981
deeky
jodiexr2003


plus he'll gain popularity

He'd gain more popularity by just being a nice, decent kid.

Deeky don't fall for it, check how old this thread is ;o)

I know, I was just replying to the 20 minutes old comment. :)
banned 9 Likes #32
Bet he looks silly now with a Iphone 3gs, Won't be popular with a phone like that
2 Likes #33
Hello nefertiti6969 X)

So what did you do?
1 Like #34
Lol you two, I give up! Nice professional thread res.
#35
deeky
Hello nefertiti6969 X)

So what did you do?
Bet she isn't with the bloke anymore!
3 Likes #36
deeky
Hello nefertiti6969 X)

So what did you do?

Ha ha . The 11 year old is now a moody 15 year old who broke the iphone within weeks and a succession of other phones since :-)

Going through a 'don't want to visit my dad' phase so my iphone 5's safe for now :-)

Edited By: nefertiti6969 on Jul 16, 2014 15:21
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UnicornRiver
deeky
Hello nefertiti6969 X)

So what did you do?
Bet she isn't with the bloke anymore!

:-) for my sins......

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