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Old 02-25-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Is it common practice for parents of their children's sleepover party to prohibit the other children from bringing cell phones to the sleepover. My daughter was told this by the hosting parent, and I thought this was a little strange. I'm new to this. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:23 PM
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Is it common practice for parents of their children's sleepover party to prohibit the other children from bringing cell phones to the sleepover. My daughter was told this by the hosting parent, and I thought this was a little strange. I'm new to this. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
This never came up with my kids and sleepovers but I don't understand why cell phones would be banned. That sounds strange to me.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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There would be no sleepover for us then. That would be a huge red flag to me. I could see where the parents would be afraid of the kids playing with a cell phone all night, but hey, it's a sleepover - they are not going to sleep anyway.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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I'm going to think that the parent doesn't want pictures taken with cell phones from the sleep over and then sent around. I think she is trying to be a good parent. However, if there is a question, I would call the parent hosting the party and ask why. Based on that conversation, I would then make my descision as to whether my child would be available for the party.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Yep, call parent and ask why.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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I'm going to think that the parent doesn't want pictures taken with cell phones from the sleep over and then sent around. .
That's what I thought of when I read the question. Kids don't understand the ramifications of photos posted - and then it's too late

Agree, call and ask! (and maybe let us know the answer...)
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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it's a bit odd b ut not the worst idea, can't tell you how many playmates my kids have where a friend doesn't look up from his ir her iPad or iPhone
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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I would not let my kids go. I like that they have cell phones to call me whenever.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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Yes the photo issue came to my mind. But call to ask.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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I would not let my kids go. I like that they have cell phones to call me whenever.
What would you have done if this was pre-cell phone era?
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