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Digital Kid Connection

I have recently noticed how many kids in primary school have cellphones.  I have also noticed how dependent children seem to be on such digital technology.  I worked at a camp this summer where electronic devices of any kind were not allowed.  This was a struggle to enforce although it's on our brochure and we collect items at registration.  Sometimes a parent will give a child a second cellphone to keep but they still have one to turn in so they don't seem suspicious.  This has caused problems in the past, for instance a parent receiving a broken call because of our poor cellphone reception and freaking out  because they don't know how their child is doing.  I love technology but being so dependent on it scares me so I keep my distance if at all possible.