HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014


13-yr-old’s xmas gift with contract
New York, January 01, 2013
First Published: 00:50 IST(1/1/2013)
Last Updated: 00:52 IST(1/1/2013)

By accepting his Christmas gift of an iPhone, a 13-year-old boy agreed to an 18-point list of rules that his mother created to ensure that he uses the smartphone safely.

Janell Hoffman said she wants to ensure that her son does not abuse or become addicted to technology.

The agreement controls when he must turn the phone off for the day and forbids ignoring calls from his parents.

The first rule reads — it is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?

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