How old were you when you received your first cell phone?
I got mine soon after I entered high school for my 14th birthday.
With little functional use other than to briefly connect with friends and family, it was one of the more basic phones available. It was no different than the security phones offered at the time, i.e. Firefly, a pre-paid phone for children with parental control access.
However, for a generation now so mainstreamed to stay connected, waiting until high school seems a torturous endeavor for both parent and child akin. Technology is advancing and for the parent that needs to constantly be alert as to the whereabouts of their child, these basic flip phones have been redesigned thanks to the makers of FiLIP, a GPS tracker and voice watch for kids.
Though cool, I wonder how long they will last until kids start to want and ask for smartphones.
Story captioned by Thomas on Swiss-Miss