I fought the battle for a while. I was amazed at how many kids actually had their own cell phones. Seriously, I didn’t even have a cell phone until last year! My kids knew how I felt about the need for kids to have cell phones and never really bugged me about one. Any time they would be in a situation where they may need to reach me or me reach them, I would give them my cell phone. This worked out well. Then my son entered middle school. Everyone, and I mean everyone had a cell phone. What would these kids do 20 years ago? I honestly do not think many of them would know how to use a pay phone or for that matter even know what a pay phone is. I noticed recently that I hardly even see them anymore. When my son started middle school and a more active social life I started realizing the benefits (to me) of him having a phone. I finally broke down and succumbed to this digital world. I have to say it is very convenient to be able to reach my son at any time I need to. With this though comes the negatives, texting and all it’s problems. Gone are the notes we used to write in school. It is all about the phone. Do you think kids should have cell phones?