photo by Peajewel

It's funny to think about the "emergency quarters" my mother insisted I had when I went out as a kid so that if I needed to make a quick call, I could. Then things changed overnight. Instead of an emergency quarter, now kids have emergency cell phones.

It makes sense to arm your kid with a phone for emergency purposes, except that we all know that once a kid has a cell, chances are it's being used for everything but emergencies.

What's your take on giving kids cell phones? Does yours have one? How old is old enough for a cell?