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is 14 too young..?

is 14 too young..?

Masonfletch43

I got my first phone at the age of 12 for school reasons so no.


Nik580

Same


ImAGamerNotReally

Same


Kodster69420

Same


Justme_1306

Same


otakuassemble

Same


ZKIPPy20

Same


ZobTitanesque

Same


ChaosPLus

Same


femalecheese156

Same


Professional-Hat5569

King the all mighty I'm but a humble srevent to you and your army.


Anil_tejas

Same


Glebertje

Sam


MandemMaveric

Same


Coolguystronger

Same


Existing-Target-6485

MY aunt got me a phone when I turned 14 because my mother told everybody that I was getting a communicator phone at... *Drumroll* 18


Rampager_55

That's what aunties are for; to keep your parents in check with you


Urmom______232

same


pasties243

I got one at 11 so I could be safe as I walked to school and so did a lot of my school so idk


DAN_DDI

Same here


fallingleaf271

I didn't get one until I was 18 :(


Floppy_fish10

Oof


webdev2586

Same , just got one 2 months back.


Annelym_Aicitel

Jesus what kind of savages were you raised by


hungry_transfer7

im almost 16 and all my friends have a phone


msp_2004

I got mine at 17


Oceloxxx

I got a flip when I was 12 lost it then didn’t give a shit until a got a hand me down from my brother for free when I was 16


backstib

Technophobia parents?


Jay32Patt

Throw your parents away.


fallingleaf271

They are super restrictive about electronics. I'm so glad to be living on my own now.


msp_2004

I got mine at 16


rainbowpie14

Wait you said 17 a bit further up, something's not adding up here


Mando_roasts_doc

Lol, yes he did


Impending_salami

Same


wtfrykm

I got my first when I entered college, my parents are way too strict


_123reddituser_

You're seventeen, you're in college. I'm seventeen, I'm still in school.


wtfrykm

College is still a school


_123reddituser_

Only difference is you'll finish college first. Right...?


wtfrykm

You retained in school?


_123reddituser_

Nah, I'm supposed to be in school


wtfrykm

I have no idea where this conversation is going


TheTopazCupcake

Are you in the USA? Bc college means something different here


wtfrykm

Nope


FunnyEnvironment

Same here


Prismeus

Russia?


wtfrykm

Singapore


Atomic-Waffle117

Same


annahoi

Same


Tricky-Argument-2683

11 is the age were you wanna go hang with friends without your parent's and shit . like thats were kids start getting responsible


GrekoIsTHICC

the more i read it the more i laugh


pasties243

Yeah right buddy


abdullah_holy

I'm 16 and not responsible at all


RulrOfOmicronPersei8

I had a flip phone, had it for 3 years. It died an untimely death. I miss him dearly


MapsyG

I got one at 10 an my little brother got one at 5


AnElongated_Muskrat

WHo the fuck buys a 5 year old a phone I mean, a flip phone is fine I guess


pasties243

Pain


Ivory_0103

Same here


[deleted]

same but then i got it taken away


pasties243

What did you do


[deleted]

me and this friend got into a fight so they took it away


UncleToast420

Ngl i was lowkey expecting a hentai image of astolfo jacking off in his room to amogus


[deleted]

what 😀


Godzilla_boss_300

Same


Socks_and_Sandals23

same


LxserAl3x

I got one at 12 and I was the last person to get a phone :( edit: in my family


chunky_boi06

It's ok homie you'll get it soon I got mine last year at 13


Hamzailer

but youre 15


chunky_boi06

I'll turn 15 this month but I'm a thug already changed Ma flair 🤫


botetta

Yes, police? This the guy you're looking for


Naxari

Pathetic, I’m already 15, I don’t need to change my flair if I don’t have one. And my mom doesn’t want me to have a phone :(


JoshJRChamp

Wait when’s your birthday


chunky_boi06

Y u wanna know a bit sussy unless u wanna get me a gift


JoshJRChamp

Well I’m just saying we might have the same one. And I’ll give you a gift ;)


chunky_boi06

Ohh 29 September and u


-bongwater-

idk, my parents never actually got me a phone. they just gave me their hand me downs because they upgrade to the newest iphone every few years


All_theOther_kids

I can't do this because my mom always keeps her phones till they break


captainkezz123

Same. I either had cheap or old phones growing up (not my parents fault, they’re awesome, but we didn’t have much). I used an iphone 5 way up until I started my job in 2019


All_theOther_kids

I have had a moto z play for the last 3 years it broke recently so I was able to buy my self a galaxy A32 5g that was pretty hype


ThrowRA_throwaway16

Old iPhones are the best iPhones


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liveint47

the iphone 8 plus is a very good phone


Liferuiner

Ngl you sound a little ungrateful xD


SnooWalruses4019

Im 16 on an iphone 6 calm down man


Slippery_Snake874

I used a galaxy s5 until 2 years ago. I feel bad for your parents man.


heliriek

my parents said when am 17 very cool.


aastikvats

I TURNED 17 YESTERDAY AND THERE IS STILL NO PHONE.


YELLO2899

Your flair says 16 btw


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[deleted]

Buy your own phone, that way you can do whatever you want with it, it would be a nice learning experience that nothing is just handed to you and it would probably impress your parents


vaszoly

Or if they're insane they'd take away the phone


[deleted]

If he buys his own phone and his parents take it away even though it’s his property, that’s called theft and that’s illegal. It doesn’t matter if they’re his parents.


vaszoly

It depends on the place it happens and the age of the person Edit: not saying it's justified or the right thing to do, and I think it should be illegal but it differs per country and state


[deleted]

Property is Property. The towns your houses are in don’t belong to you but the house you buy belongs to you. Just like the house the child has the phone in don’t belong to them but the phone in the house the child buys belongs to them


vaszoly

If you search " is it legal for a parent to take something their child bought" This comes up: "Custodial Control of Property Parents, as legal guardians, may be allowed to take temporary custodial control of their children's property, and hold it in good care for them until a set time, and then return it. The child still owns the property, though they may not be constantly in possession." As I said, it probably differs per country and state, and also the age of the person


blue_footed_ferret

My parents said I would have to buy a phone for myself :(


MandemMaveric

Asian?


blue_footed_ferret

yes


felixdx

Nah, my parents do this too.


[deleted]

It’s not too much to buy an old iPhone, just a few hundred. It’ll be a good learning experience and a life lesson that stuff won’t be handed to you. I agree with your parents.


BoldyMalls

what if their parents dont give them money to start with and they dont have a job?


[deleted]

Then they should get a job


hermelinen

i got one at like 6 or 7 i feel spoiled


leanmeanbowser

My youngest brother got one at 4 . dont worry this next gen gonna be spoiled af


hermelinen

the first one i got was a nokia with buttons tho, much better than my current one imo


SotB8

this is exactly what happened to me


TrueSymSMH

ive had nokia touch screens only since the first time I got a phone rn i have a Nokia C1 and its actually not bad and survived a 3m fall with a guard and screen protector on


Turbo_Muumi

Button Nokia hell yeah! It was my first phone too


DecentSnail

We also leaving them with a climate disaster but whatever yeah


leanmeanbowser

Eh thats kinda our issue too since in like 20 years we would only be in our 30s


vaszoly

Not really we were also left with it and tbh we've done more than the previous gen who past it down to us


SidArt05

i got 16


SidArt05

i almost dont have control over it. no games, all whatsapp chats are controlled and stuff


headphoneguzzler

Rip


Mememanmeneer

But the fact that you feel spoiled means you know about the special things of a phone and don’t think “oh it’s just a thing that’s not special at all (what my little brothers thinks)


Monkeyojacko

I got mine at 9


Dreyfus420

Wtf???? I got mine at 12...


UncleToast420

I was told I would get mine at 12... I've been waiting seven years... even asked directly with no comment for whatever reason


epicness428

def spoiled, but that’s just an effect of being in a younger generation.


Actualy_ME

Nice hat, MumbScar.


NEWTYAG667000000000

Nope. That's an alright age. Just don't lose your first phone. Keep it as a memory.


PineappleLord901

happy cake day!


HEART_HENTAI_IS_NICE

lmao my first phone was the iPhone 4s and its glass back is completely shattered inside of the case, so I basically have an antique collection of glass shards


dandanldan

I feel like 13 is the best age to get a phone but nothing fancy, just something you could use to communicate and do homework and important stuff. Obviously parents should always be administrating what the kid does with it


good_gamer2357

I got an old iPhone 4s when I was 12 as my first as it’s what we had lying around the house


[deleted]

The child should buy their own phone, it would be a good learning experience that you don’t get stuff handed to you and that you gotta earn it. It would also show responsibility and maturity and the kid would be able to do whatever they want with it since it’s their property, not their parents’


dandanldan

But how does he get it by himself? Phones are expensive and what kind of way should the kid earn a phone?


[deleted]

Saving up money… then being driven or driving to the electronics store, giving the kind man the cash, and taking the phone the man gives them. They’re not crippled


dandanldan

(idk what crippled is) I mean yes, making him feel like he did earn it. The thing is that idk how much a kid can know about phones to choose a specific one.


SH3DJUIC3

i mean i dont get pocket money, but i got my phone this year for getting good grades :)


Lelebees

I shared a simple phone with my sisters when we went out of the house alone. At the age of 13 i got my own smartphone because i went to highschool


okaymandude

My parents told me I would get a phone on my 9th birthday. I waited an entire year after my 9th birthday before asking what happened to getting a phone and they said they forgot.


BobcatPurrson_YT

**F**


MaddieWasTaken0

I got one when I was in 6th grade


Gam3rf0rlif3

I got one at 13 because I started high school


Bgamibg465

I’m a freshman and I don’t have one, I’m hoping for my birthday


thelosttgamer146

I got one at 13 my sister got one when she was 7


tingrapes

I bought my iPhone at 16


GamerGirl-07

No imo....just ask 'em for 1 of their old phones, they'll b more likely to agree


Depressed_soul96

I got a phone last year and I'm almost 17.


Mezsikk

My sister got a phone before I did. She was 12 when she got hers. I got mine at 14. I don't think it's too young. Now 8 would be too young.


Thehypeboss

No. It’s not too late either.


Wisconsinmannn

I had a 3g Motorola phone at 12 so I'd say no


Anti-VaxCow

I got mine at 15 with a month before my 16th birthday so no you aren’t too young


micraphons

I got one at 11 except it was a hadmedown with no service, then got a flip phone with service for middle school. And got a actual phone at 13.


thatguyfromyoutube4

I got mine at 13 so i think 14 is convinient


Hitman_Kishu

Yupp I got my first phone which I bought with my own money300 dollars when I was 17


lagmaster69696969

14 is probably old enough, but maybe dont bother your parents too much they're gonna get you a phone eventually im sure


RandomTheBugg

I ended up buying my own


Glitchtree__

At ten i had one of those watches for kids to message there parents with, call the cops ect but i didnt like it because it was slow and hard to use but my parents friends said i was probably getting bullied because of it so they got me a phone at ten aswell, in short your old enough to not say the nword at people in public so your good


Totally_Not_Firni

season 1 was soo good i hate how they fucked up jessica jones in the other seasons


Bagolyvagymi

I fot a cheap samsung when I was in 5th grade


dandanldan

I feel like 13 is the best age to get a phone but nothing fancy, just something you could use to communicate and do homework and important stuff. Obviously parents should always be administrating what the kid does with it


OrganizationOk8493

I got one when I was 10 turning 11 so...


Ibetrayed_makarov

I got my first one at 14 too (mid level huawei phone) , and after a year it's still good


altaccount70th

I'm 14 and i have one.


Nutsburst69_420

Got mine at 14 as well


One_andMany

Definitely not, you'll want one in high school


ArrenNotAaron

I got my first phone a few months before I turned 15 so I'd say no


no3l_0815

I think almost all people with age 14 are ready for a phone. It's my opinion tho Edit: I got one with 9 because everyone got one in that age. But I really start using a phone when I was 11


PigeonBroski

I got mine at 12, so 14 seems late if anything.


[deleted]

I got a shitty phone that only called at 8, and then got a shitty android at lke 11 so ig no


_1_4

The meta isn't asking for a phone for your convenience, it's asking for a phone for their convenience. Find any excuse you can to leave your house. Go for long walks, hang out with friends, etc. Eventually they will cave in after realizing that they cant communicate with you for extended periods of time. Just remember to go Android if you have a choice. Im not preaching android supremacy apple bad. Parental controls are harder to set up on android and easier to bypass and uninstall even if they do.


Difficult_Edge3615

Tbh I only got one bcs I was going to Hawaii for a “school” trip but otherwise my parents would’ve said 18


WinterSky5

This was my parents for a long time, then they finally caved in at 13


TheOUFactor

No lmao I got one at 11, 14 is late late


[deleted]

I got one at 8, not to young


Brainstorm28

I'm turning 14 and got it like a week ago. My parents got it for high school. So no, it seems like a good age.


King_of_the_Spinos

Flip phone I didn’t get one till I took duel enrollment at my high school and now I’m taking college classes and I’m 16 honestly I would say 16 17


daltimoreofbaltimore

I got my first phone at 12 for school so idk


UltraLegend29

I got my phone when i went to high school


Rockhardsimian

I was 18 when I got an iPhone but I had android around 14. Times are changing though. Idk what I’m gonna do what I have kids but it does seem harmful to throw them into the social media world with no oversight


Gravelemming472

14 defo not too young. Unfortuantely I got my first phone at... Drum roll. 17.


Hammrdkeyboard

I still don't have a phone at 16 lmao tbh I'm probably never gonna get one from them.


[deleted]

Same, it hurts..


automotiveweeb

I got my first phone at 12 so I'm surprised that you don't have one.


lil-nuglet-

I think honestly I child should get a phone at 14


Flaming_Cash

i think that too, but do u have 10th grade board exams where u live?


LegendaryJatt

My sister got her first phone at 18 , I got mine at 15 , just because of the online study thing.


the_italian_weeb

I did secondary school 15 km away from home. Once I got lost 20 km away from school and home, the first place I could phone home was a coffee shop 500m away. That convinced my parents to give me a phone. You can try this trick too


Avriel04

I officially got my first functional phone at 12


DaveDuck2007

Same


arpit_dipak

I'm 14 and I got mine at 7 but my cousin is the same age but she doesn't have a phone. So I guess your parents are just trying to protect you .


Avenue_Ave

I got mine when I was ten.


RedAngryCloud

If your parents don’t give you a phone by 14 that borders on child abuse. /s


simpforsundownaudio

remove the /s honestly


RedAngryCloud

Yeah but if I get downvoted with it how much will I be downvoted without it?


derekkkk_

14 is too old lmao, you should have a phone by max 10


vaszoly

I mean, no not really I mean I got mine at 10 but at that age the best phone you should get is a handed down one from your parents


dr_duckwing

I got one when I was 6


tinysadnoises

yup 14 is too young! i got my phone few months back i am 18 btw but u should have a keypad phone in case of emergencies and call situations


lilxoutlaw

Damn I'm sorry for you


Ethan_Blank687

Yes, it is. I did get mine until last year. It’s simple: YOU JUST DONT NEED ONE. It’s a big distraction from productivity, even if your intentions are right. I will probably wait until my kids are 15/16 to give them one, it’s just not necessary


PepsimanYT

Does it need to be necessary to have one tho? If it's so unnecessary why do you have one? I don't think it should be necessary to get one, if they want one they should be able to have one


BobcatPurrson_YT

you... know some games are for phones ony plus it is very useful to have one when you're a teen to be able to talk to your parents anywhere


SotB8

i got my first phone when i was 7, it was a shitty button nokia but it was a phone nonetheless


[deleted]

hm id give my kid a phone at 15


Yvelknivel

i got my first in 5 Class


Bruh2446

No


Plastic-Acanthaceae9

Just wait 1 more year like me


manugostadegatos

Nah, I'm 14 and have a phone since I'm 8. But I'm the same with my computer, my father always says that I'll get my computer, but he's been promising that for four years... and I got nothing lol