Karen Welch, LMHC
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February 1, 2019
Screen time can be a major issue in most families. You're not alone if you feel like you're losing your kids to their phones.
Here is a good cell phone contract that you implement before you buy your child their first cell phone.
Cell Phone Contract from BestOfLifeMag.com
My cell phone belongs to my parents and I am using it as a privilege. If I violate the rules of this contract I understand the cell phone will be take away from me.
I will not respond to or reply to any communication from unknown contacts.
I will put my phone in the agreed upon area each evening at bedtime.
I will not take my phone to school without permission.
I will text or call you to check in when arriving somewhere and when leaving.
I will make sure you know my password at all times and I understand you can check this phone
whenever you want.
I will not use my phone during meals, either at home or while dining out, unless given
I will follow the rules that my school has in place for cell phones at all times.
Playing games on my phone is not a free for all and only allowed with permission or as part of
agreed upon earned screen time.
I will not be on my phone when in a conversational group or family setting so I can be present
and have fun.
I will not lie about what I am doing on my phone because lying breaks the trusting relationship
between us that I value.
I will not share photos of myself or anyone else without permission.
I will not post anything online or on any social network without permission.
I will not download any apps without permission.
I will not do anything mean to anyone else with my phone.
If I break my phone due to carelessness, I will be responsible for paying the repair and monthly
I will tell you immediately if anyone bullies me or sends scary or suspicious messages or other
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