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Vermont senator: No cell phones till you're 21

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The legislature is back in session as of Tuesday and with it a flood of proposed bills.

    Here's one ...

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member


    He's going to have every helicopter parent in the state raging at him. Our kid is in the 5th grade. Of 20 kids in the class, one (1) doesn't have a cell phone - ours. Our office is right by a junior high and every kid I see outside in the morning is staring at a phone.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    We held out a long time before getting our daughter a cell phone. Sometimes I wish she still didn't have one, but smart phones are just so useful as well as being distracting. What is the argument for banning them until 21? You are old enough to vote and serve in the military, but no texting?
  4. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Well-Known Member

    My fourth grader was convinced Santa was going to bring him an iPhone for Christmas.

    He's handled disappointment pretty well.
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  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I'm just shocked by it. One of the kindergarten teachers lives around the corner from us. She's talked about kids that age having phones. The parents' justification is they want to be able to communicate in an emergency.
  6. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Well-Known Member

    As I told Jackson, "If you're ever somewhere where there's not already an adult with a phone nearby, you're doing it wrong."
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  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    It’s a brilliant idea on paper, but it’d hurt the tech economy too much.

    Far more bad than good comes from them for kids though
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Here's the second page of the proposed bill ...


    Meanwhile, another state lawmaker hates balloons.

  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Balloons are an environment thing.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    LOL no one is more environment'y these days than Vermont lawmakers.

    As for the back page of that cell phone bill ... lol poor 6-year-olds gonna be thrown in the hoosegow for having a celly.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    But not more than one year.
  12. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Oh, THAT Vermont Senator.
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