Why are you so tired? Were you on your phone all night? No. you know what no phone until you are responsible. Noooo! That’s why kids under 12 should not have a phone, you can’t trust them and you might think think they are responsible but they are not. But there are other reasons like Privacy, Cyber bullying, Inhibits true social interaction, and Affects academic performance. Also research shows” 21% of kids under 8 have a phone.” that’s ridiculous 21%! This is important because 21% of kids under 8 are taught that they should have their phone at all times. Yes even in school. One reason privacy. Did you know that 52% of kids don’t turn off there location. This is important because kids are able to be found anywhere they go with their friends or by themselves. Also 89% of phones don’t turn off social media location. This is important because anyone on twitter, instagram, or facebook can find exactly where you are. Shockingly 14% of kids have posted their home address online. This is important because anyone can come find your house and rob or maybe hurt you. So unless you want robbed or hurt don’t get your child a phone.Another reason cyberbullying. Believe it or not cyber bullying can cause death/suicide. This is important because suicide is the third leading cause of death. Also 4% of kids said that they got into a real fight. This is important because your kid can get in a fight over a stupid comment or over a joke they thought was funny but afinded the other person. It can also make someone feel bad about themselves. This is important because it will lower your child’s self esteem and make them think they are terrible and that can lead to things like suicide. So if you don’t want your kid to have low self esteem don’t buy them a phone. Also it will inhibit true social interaction. It will make kids think your kid is weird. This is important because your child might get bullied or made fun of at school. It will make your child unable to read emotion. This is important because your kid might lose friends over something like if there friend is sad. To make matters worse your child could become socially awkward. This is important because your child will be scared to meet people or talk or maybe not know to talk without a phone. So unless you want your kid to be awkward don’t get them a phone.