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Do smartphones exert control over childrens' lives?

  • yes it can

    I had a basic cell phone at 16 years old and it was for emergencies. Smart phones
    are expensive, as well as iPad and other ‘fashion’ technology pieces.
    They make that child a target, any one could hurt that child. Technology is becoming more a brand rather than a functional tool.

  • Smartphones: An Attractive Nuisance

    Smartphones exert control over children's lives in two ways. The first is that they are designed to be psychological attractive, if not downright addictive, to people, including children. Secondly, even if a child does not possess a smartphone, parents too often focus on their smartphones rather than on the needs of their children, especially the need for social contact and love.

  • Not at all

    An object can not exert control over a person. Now a person can have a sort of 'addiction' to technology or dependency on that. However, it is the parent's responsibility to limit the use of phones or other devices to their children. Everything is okay in moderation for the most part.

  • No, I don't believe they exert control.

    The parents of the children are the biggest influences over children's lives. They are the ones who allow their children to have access to smart phones in the first place. I believe if the parents remain in control and set strict limits on use, then smart phones will have very little control over children's lives. This is especially important during the teen years.


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