Nah, I got you bro. I 16 with a BB. b-day in July, though.
I got you beat too....14.
But right now its hooked up with Cingular/AT&T prepaid and I payed/pay for the BB and the service.
So yes. In certain situations I see it OK for a younger teenager to have a BB.
Now if the parent is paying for the Phone Plan, Data Plan for the 12 yr olds BB...that is one spoiled kid. In that case...NO! The kid can't assume responsability for himself. He would act as if everything is free....