To My 13-Year-Old, An iPhone Contract Love Mum :) xo

ContractDear Gregory

Merry Christmas/Happy Birthday! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone. Hot Damn! You are a good and responsible 13-year-old boy and you deserve this gift. But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations. Please read through the following contract. I hope that you understand it is my job to raise you into a well rounded, healthy young man that can function in the world and coexist with technology, not be ruled by it. Failure to comply with the following list will result in termination of your iPhone ownership.

I love you madly and look forward to sharing several million text messages with you in the days to come.  The rules are:

1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?

2. I will always know the password.

3. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. Say hello, use your manners. Do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads “Mum” or “Dad.” Not ever.

And there are 15 more to go…….read Janell’s Contract and adopt or adapt!

Janell Burley Hofmann: To My 13-Year-Old, An iPhone Contract From Your Mom, With Love.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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2 Responses to To My 13-Year-Old, An iPhone Contract Love Mum :) xo

  1. As a former Detective, Computer Crime and Federal Police member who investigated Cyber Crime and is now working in private industry investigating E-Crime, I find the information provided by Ms Rowe, Ivanhoe Grammar School to be invaluable. I have passed on her postings to many parents and work associates to provide them with more information about the cyber age and issues surrounding technology and young children. Well done. Andrew McLeish

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