WEB Notes: Why does a 13 year old have a phone to begin with? Everyone’s doing it Brandon. Everyone is doing drugs too, does that make it okay? Christ told us we are in the world, but not a part of it. Mobile phones are not wicked, but parents just cannot seem to lay a boundary. Why are you failing your children? Grow a back bone already and act like a parent. Understanding these devices is well and good and should be done, but if you need to send your kid to rehab over their mobile device you have seriously failed your child. These devices are not baby sitters. I hear all the time from people how they say their family time is everyone zoning out on their favorite device together. If that qualifies as family time these days you can keep it.