Each school year, it seems more and more kids head off to school toting cell phones. I imagine the old school pay phone (20 years later, I can still remember the calling card code I used daily!) will soon be going the way of the dinosaur.

So of course, we've covered the trend with this piece on kids' cell phone buying tips. I also found this video from the New York Times technology expert (these guys are always following our lead it's getting tiresome) pretty good. Good to see that the phone companies are coming up with just-for-kids phones so that we parents can benefit from the safety and convenience elements while still guarding against the always-plugged-in temptations that abound these days.