Okay, this is still about 13 year old girl who stole her friends ipod. She made the apology. The girl was fine but mom didn't respond well. All the girls pictures had been deleted and can't be retrieved, so I understand the mom's attitude. Our daughter missed the 7th grade party and is spending a week in her room. Now, about the phone issue. Should we consider a phone for her several months down the road? Or should a phone be out of the picture completely for this school year.