children aged from 10-13 don't deserve too costly phones
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"One of the biggest advantages to a teenager having a mobile phone is the ability to call an emergency service in case of an accident or a towing service in case of a tire blowout while driving. According to the 2008 study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 75 percent of Americans claim to have used their mobile phones in emergency situations. Emergency agencies also support the use of mobile phones during an emergency by urging people to add the letters ICE (for "in case of emergency") in front of certain names in their mobile phone directory to designate who should be called in case of an emergency. Many new phones also include GPS location technology, allowing parents to pinpoint the location of their teens or to locate lost or stolen phones."
Only "expensive" phones have this GPS tracking technology. which allows parents to find their kids. Younger children may get lost, so parents need to find them.
"Smartphones allow teenagers to keep in touch not only with their friends, but also with family members, schools and emergency services. Facebook and other social media applications allow for instant updates on a teenager's status, and mobile phones have revolutionized long-distance communication by including long-distance calling options in their service plans. The ability to send instant text messages is an added advantage, though it should be avoided while driving. According to the Pew Research Center's 2008 study, an estimated 88 percent of teenage mobile phones users use their phones to connect through text messaging."
Younger children also need to connect with their peers.
Phones help younger people connect to their friends and in emergencies.
What I am saying is you could just take a cheap phone from micromax or samsung, they would still have these facilities. Even nokia phones have facebook. I don't see the need for an iphone, apple or tab. Phones that are too costly shouldn't be given to children, they'll have no value for it.
What I am saying is you could just take a cheap phone from micromax or samsung, they would still have these facilities. Even nokia phones have facebook. I don't see the need for an iphone, apple or tab. Phones that are too costly shouldn't be given to children, they'll have no value for it."
Oh really? What evidence do you have that children will have no value for these phones? Many children nowadays take great pride in their phones and always have it with them.
70% of teens use smartphones; allowing younger kids to get them prepares them for the future.
56% of kids 8-12 have smartphones. Most children these days take pride and responsibility for their phones. Cheap phones do not have this important GPS function to help parents find them. More expensive phones have internet access and have service from everywhere.
I have named three main things more expensive phones can do that cheaper cannot: GPS, internet, and wireless service from anywhere. Pro has not and cannot refute my arguments, leading to a Con win
Most phones, even cheap ones have internet and wifi these days. Micromax doodle or canvas, even Nokia has 3g facility.
This service can be used as a prank by teenagers as well. What if they dial the emergency numbers by mistake? Also, Gps facility will make them careless as they know they can find it, so they could just leave it anywhere. Also, if a serious case location can be tracked through the IP address, which is present in every device that has internet.
Therefore it is negated. I thank the pro for a wonderful debate.
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