Kids will be kids and accidents happen. That’s what I often remind myself after an incident in our household. Although T is now 16 she has lost one iPod Touch, lost one iPhone and cracked the screen of two iPhones.
You would think after more than one ‘accident‘ I would have stopped allowing T to have a phone but in all honesty she really needs it. Like many families our home does not have a land line any longer. Plus being a single mom for many years it has been important for T to have a method to reach me. There are times her after school practice runs later than normal or times she babysits her siblings while I go grocery shopping. I think it’s dangerous to leave her without a phone to call for emergencies.
In today’s society having a way to reach my daughter at any moment when she is gone from me, whether at an after school event or a friend’s house is nice.
With my teen’s iPhone last year I even purchased her the OtterBox to protect it. While she was marching in JROTC she forgot her phone was in her pocket and it tumbled out, hit the ground (while in the OtterBox) and shattered. My tween did something similar with her iPod Touch. She went into the bathroom while it was in her pocket, bent down and BAM! the iPod fell out of her pocket and cracked.
Instead of just purchasing new electronic devices for your kids or paying to have the screens replaced every time they shatter, Asurion offers coverage to protect your devices. I now purchase insurance on our mobile devices and I recommend you do the same.
Does your child have a mobile phone? How do you protect it?
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