Advice for first cellphone for almost-6th grade daughter
I feel I am chasing a unicorn here. Our family agrees our 11 year old daughter will need a cellphone for phone calls/texting us. Although she loves our iPhones, she herself is ambivalent about connectivity and risk of cellphone addiction, having just seen the movie "Screenagers" with us (pretty sobering). We'd like to add her to our AT&T Family Plan. An old flip phone is out (too hard to text with the buttons). She'd like some basic online capacity (Google, maybe a simple little game or two) but we're all worried about the magnetic allure of online-phone time (especially when she's not at home). We thought about passing along an old family iPhone 4S but struggle with this worry.
Anyone know a phone with a touch (onscreen) keyboard for easy texting, but no (or minimal) internet access? It seems (looking at the phones on AT&T website) that anything that's not a flip-phone is automatically in internet territory. Thanks for any suggestions.