At some point or another in your child’s life, they will most likely get a smartphone. It is the norm for kids to have smartphones now, so instead of rallying against the inevitable, you will help your child immensely by getting with the program and equipping them to manage their smartphone wisely.
A Smartphone is Expensive
Smartphones can be pricey and service is generally not free. Allowing your child to operate as though the smartphone were free will inevitably cause them to treat it as such. Sitting down with your child to go over the phone bill can help them to have more respect for the phone and a better understanding of how bills work. Having them do chores to “pay” for their phone can teach them responsibility.