Have you ever seen a 10 year old with a phone and you're blown away? I mean, there’s nothing wrong with a 10 year old having a phone but I personally don’t thinks it’s very safe or smart. You can’t determine a kids maturity just by their age, but when you give a kid their first phone then you are giving them powerful communication. Basically what i’m trying to say is they have the world at their fingertips.
Let’s talk about cons to giving your kid a phone when they're very young. For some of these kids, they don’t even know how to use phones so when you give them their first phone they are going to explore everything. That might not be a good idea, so you might need to put parental restrictions on some stuff so they can’t explore to the great beyond!
Now the pros. You can easily contact your kids or family with a phone. They can call you during emergencies and stuff. Also. they can contact friends and have a very social life.
All and all, I think if you trust your kind enough go head get them a phone BUT if you're having doubts, then you should just wait some time. Trust yourself a little bit.
Story by Lorya Harbison