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S.Weekes
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Cellphones for kids???

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/2/2014 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 697 times Debate No: 53910
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Radioactive

Pro

Kids should be able to have phones. In this day in age we can contact and be contacted by our parents in emergencies or when in trouble. They should be limited but should definitely be distributed to children.
S.Weekes

Con

Good day, I would like to start by clarifying that whilst I am against the proposal I agree with it and that the facts that I produce are merely to ensure my victory and not my personal belief.

Cellular Mobile Devices or "Cell Phones" should not be owned nor operated by children, Cellular Mobile Devices have been proven to cause many health problems amongst the younger and older generation and shouldn't be used as often by adults let alone children.
Debate Round No. 1
Radioactive

Pro

Radioactive forfeited this round.
S.Weekes

Con

There are three main reasons why people are concerned that cell phones (also known as "wireless" or "mobile" telephones) might have the potential to cause certain types of cancer or other health problems:

Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy (radio waves), a form of non-ionizing radiation. Tissues nearest to where the phone is held can absorb this energy.

The number of cell phone users has increased rapidly. As of 2010, there were more than 303 million subscribers to cell phone service in the United States, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. This is a nearly threefold increase from the 110 million users in 2000. Globally, the number of cell phone subscriptions is estimated by the International Telecommunications Union to be 5 billion.

Over time, the number of cell phone calls per day, the length of each call, and the amount of time people use cell phones have increased. Cell phone technology has also undergone substantial changes.

Radiofrequency energy is a form of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation can be categorized into two types: ionizing (e.g., x-rays, radon, and cosmic rays) and non-ionizing (e.g., radiofrequency and extremely low-frequency or power frequency).

Exposure to ionizing radiation, such as from radiation therapy, is known to increase the risk of cancer. However, although many studies have examined the potential health effects of non-ionizing radiation from radar, microwave ovens, and other sources, there is currently no consistent evidence that non-ionizing radiation increases cancer risk.

The only known biological effect of radiofrequency energy is heating. The ability of microwave ovens to heat food is one example of this effect of radiofrequency energy. Radiofrequency exposure from cell phone use does cause heating; however, it is not sufficient to measurably increase body temperature.

A recent study showed that when people used a cell phone for 50 minutes, brain tissues on the same side of the head as the phone"s antenna metabolized more glucose than did tissues on the opposite side of the brain. The researchers noted that the results are preliminary, and possible health outcomes from this increase in glucose metabolism are still unknown.
Debate Round No. 2
Radioactive

Pro

Radioactive forfeited this round.
S.Weekes

Con

The electro magnetic waves exposed through the excessive use of cell phones have many dangers and it is vital to realize these posed dangers and take necessary precautions. For ultimately, we all have this urgent need to protect ourselves and the ones we love. It is important to take all these necessary precautions in order to protect your children and loved ones. The most effective way of getting others to follow these precautions is by being a model for them. While you continuously labour to safeguard yourself against the dangers from cell phones, others will most likely be able to follow suit and hence we can create a world where extra precautions are taken.
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: Obvious victory to Con via forfeiture of Pro.