"If I got a phone I would not be on it all the time you can set boundaries for me. Lately my grades have been really good. I've been getting As and Bs. I caught up on my reading to. The main reson I want a phone is so I can call people like grandma my friends and you and dad. It I had a phone I could watch my brothers. you could drop me off places. I would pay for my own service and if I got a phone I would call you when were waiting for you to pick up up. I could be found if I was missing by tracking it down. If I had a phone I would prove I can be responsible. Please. I will keep my chores going like feeding jack, taking out trash, and doing dishes."

- Arlo's essay on why he should be allowed a phone. 12 / 08 / 15