Absolutely not. Blackberries are for harassed executives who need access to their emails around the clock. 11 Year olds do not need constant access to emails or to the Internet. Why would you want one unless you have to have one? Also they are expensive. Children and teenagers have no idea how many hours or days they would have to work in a basic office job to pay for one of these. It is going to be a horrid shock for them when they go out into the working world.
She is just doing the "everyone else has got one - unless you get me one you are a bad parent " guilt trip game. Give in on this one and she will want an upgrade next year! She is probably doing the "everyone else has got a Facebook account" and "everyone else is allowed to go to town in makeup" too. She is too young for all these things.
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