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It’s a classic parenting dilemma of the digital age: You want your kid to have that shiny new smartphone, but don’t want that to lead to an ongoing power struggle over how it can and can’t be used.
It seems Janell Burley Hofmann, a blogger and mother of five, has found a solution.
She gave her 13-year-old son Gregory an iPhone for Christmas. But it came with a catch — namely, an 18-point contract outlining how Gregory’s new toy can and can’t be used. Hofmann published the contract on her personal website, and it provides some pretty interesting food for thought.
Charlie White, mashable. com, takes it a bit further…
But what did the young recipient think of those strings attached?
Our friends Nitrozac and Snaggy at The Joy of Tech intercepted Gregory’s caustic response. It looks like he has the matter totally under control: