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18 Rules for Smartphone Etiquette

Recently, a story has gone viral about a Mom who gave her 13-year old son a smartphone for Christmas – with some strings attached. After reading them, we\’d like to know your thoughts below. Do you think they are reasonable?

  • It is Mom\’s phone, she\’s just loaning it to Son
  • Mom always gets to know the password
  • Son must always use manners when picking up the phone — and ALWAYS pick up the phone when it rings, especially when Mom or Dad are on the other line.
  • Son must hand phone to Mom or Dad at 7:30 PM on weekdays and 9 PM on weekends.
  • No iPhone during school hours. Son must have physical conversations, not just text message chains.
  • Son, not Mom, is responsible for any iPhone repairs or replacements.
  • Technology can not be used by son to \”lie, fool or deceive another human being.\”
  • Son may not write or say anything on the phone he wouldn\’t say in person.
  • Son may not say something on the phone he wouldn\’t say in front of the other person\’s parents (censorship).
  • Son may not look at porn.
You can read the rest of the article from Business Insider here.
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