Parents: When is the right time to buy your child a mobile phone?

Something I’ve been struggling with for a while is figuring out the right age to recommend that parents get their children mobile phones – something made all the more difficult by wanting to follow my own recommendation with my own kids.

“My only job as a parent is to prepare you for the day you leave,” she said. “If that’s the case, I have to keep you safe, and you’re not going to like some of the things I say — and that’s O.K.”

This New York Times article might help parents wrestling with the same decision.