My 8 year old has a phone, but it's prepaid and it's just for calling me, dad, and the grandparents. No texting. I don't think he knows how anyway. Lol It was a $10 tracfone from Walmart. I let him roam the neighborhood a fair bit, but I expect him to tell me which friends house he's going to be at. He has a 3DSXL and I'm pretty lenient with what he's allowed to watch on Netflix. He and his sister share an iPad. He googles stuff (usually video game walk throughs) but doesn't chat with anyone. Kids try to grow up too fast these days.
Shauna, mom to Adrian, 8 and Charlie