If you can somehow avoid getting your middle-schooler a phone, AVOID IT. Bribe him. Pay him off. Don't believe his sweet face when he says that he is the ONLY KID IN SEVENTH GRADE WITHOUT ONE. Even if he really is.
Or this is all you will see in your house - a man and a child, looking down.
Neither of them even realized that I took this picture.
On the bright side, I don't have to pick up the toys anymore, because I assume if you're always looking down, you won't trip. Right?