The argument was clearly stated and laid out.
Elena Six, 11, had been bothering her parents to buy her a cellphone for about a year. More and more of her friends had them, and she wanted one too.
To make her case, she created a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation. A phone could be used for emergencies or to call her parents if she was running late. When she watched her younger brother, Eli, she could reach her parents if something was wrong.