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Daily Q&A: Do you have tips for people buying cell phones for kids?

What tips do you have for people looking to buy cell phones for their children?

There are a variety of issues parents have to consider when buying cell phones for children these days. With all of the technology on a cell phone, minors are finding themselves in the kinds of trouble that is heart-breaking.

Kelly Starling, a spokeswoman for AT&T, suggests parents consider prepaid options and parental controls when buying cell phones for children.

Starling says providers also offer restrictions on the account if cost is a big concern. says companies such as Firefly and TicTalk sell phones and calling plans aimed at young users.

"These phones are drastically pared down (many don't even have usable buttons; instead, parents input a preapproved list of numbers that can be dialed with one touch)."

GPS chips help parents who want to know where their child is at all times.

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Daily Q&A: Do you have tips for people buying cell phones for kids? 12/15/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 1:25pm]
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