When kids have cell phones, they feel safer and you can get a hold of them. If you are a parent like me, you would want to know your kid or kids are safe at home, not getting kidnapped and not being able to call you!. What would you do if your kid got kidnapped?
Children should get phones for multiple purposes like emergencies, activities and academic help. Using a phone for calculators and searching the web may not be used a lot but can help when you need it. Also, if kids are lost, hurt, scared or witnessing an incident, the phone is there for them. Lastly, phones can have apps for fun and calling or texting to keep up with or connect with family and friends.
Yes children should have cell phones. A big sister has the responsibility to use a cell phone to call mother/father if an issue comes up. Cell phones could also help students. If you have a friend in the same class as you and you have their number and you forgot your homework, you could just call that friend and get the homework.
They should have cell phones, and if they don't they'll get bullied at school. No mother would want their child to get bullied. I don't! It is vital to communicate with your children since they might want to call you in emergencies. They can't go around borrowing people's cell phones and using their credit!
Children should have cell phones, but they should be very limited in how and when they can use them. Cell phones would allow children to access their parents or other family members in case of an emergency. They would also allow parents to reach their children. Despite this children should be able to carry them but not use them in school.
I believe all children should have cell phones, but with limitations. For example, a child should have a cell phone with just minutes, and maybe a few text messages. They don't need to have data plans or a crazy amount of text messages, It's unnecessary. Children having cell phones helps parents feel more at ease. If there is a problem, a child can quickly take out their phone and call home. It's important.
All kids need phones because what if something bad happens? Then they would have a phone to communicate to their parent or guardian. Like what if that kid was kidnapped what could the parents do..... Nothing because the kid did not have their own phone. All kids really should have a phone.
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Every technological breakthrough has caused concerns for parents. Radio, TV, Internet, etc. As parents, we need to prepare our kids for today's world; which phones are integral part of. I believe instead of denying access to smartphones, parents will be better preparing their kids for the real world by embracing this technology and teaching how to responsibly use it.
Grown-ups today without cell phones are considered weird or anti-social. It isn't any different for kids.
Phones make it easier to access information for a, say school project. So instead of searching the library for hours and not finding anything, you could just go onto Google and type in what you need to know. Also another thing is that it insures safety, as in that if a stranger is harassing you, all you need to do if you have a phone is call 911 or 000 (depending on where you live) and case solved! And if your child is addicted, all you need to do is remove the phone with force. Easy peasy. And also instead of losing contact with friends or using snail mail, you can just text! I'm not saying go onto the internet and befriend strangers I mean people who you know closely.
Children are losing communication skills due to this electronic era.
Children would rather text than talk.
Children know very crafty ways to trick their parents using cell phones. (current location etc.)
Parents don't need more easy parenting.
Parents need to build trust with their children as opposed to using a cell phone like an ankle bracelet.
Stop taking the easy way out of everything. Shortcuts get us lost. I told my children that when they are responsible enough to purchase their own cell phones they can have one. My kids are extremely well behaved and happy even without cell phones. The only problem I had is that my son once stole $60 complaining that he wanted an IPad and cell phone he said he wanted to live like every other kid. I handled this by taking him to the ghetto where I grew up. I let him live with my aunt for the summer. He hasn't had a disciplinary problem since. He learned that asking for what other kids have is a double edge sword after living with children that have nothing.
I also showed him pictures of starving kids around the world because in the end.... Would a cell phone make one of those kids life Better?
Kids should not have phones because they should spend their time outside, not spend their time inside. It's bad for their eyes for kids to have phones. You don't want kids to get bad eyes, and they will spend all day on the phone, so I think kids should not have phones.
CHILDREN should not have cell phones. A CHILD should always be close to a parent or a trusted adult which I'm certain would have a cell phone they could let the CHILD use if needed. Schools have phones, someone at any extracurricular activity your child is involved in will have a phone. Cell phones should be reserved for teenagers that are of driving age or older, adults, etc.
My friends never want to do ANYTHING with me anymore. All they want to do is sit their butt on the couch and join each others Minecraft servers. It bugs me to think that parents would want their children to be brainwashed by an electronic device that can set off cancer..... :(
I am a 12 year old girl and I highly disagree with children having smartphones.Most of my friends are busy texting each other during class,leaving me to do the whole project sometimes.And I have lost most of my friends since I don't have a phone since it's not "cool" not have a phone.I admit it,I do have my very own tablet,and gaming systems.But my mother also set restrictions so I can play outside and do my homework.There are very smart people in my grade that have all honors and because of the overuse of smartphones, their grades have dropped immensely and they feed off of me to copy my homework.I have gotten caught, thus getting 2 detentions for letting them copy off my papers.I think parents should wait around high school or until they're mature enough,to give their children phones.
Ask yourself this one question. Would you allow a bully into your home, 24-7, and give them free access to your child? Because that is what a mobile phone will allow to happen. A friend's daughter has suffered with this and it's appalling - schools should ban the use of mobile phones. They are an unnecessary distraction, even during break times when children should be using their imaginations and exercising.
Kids having cell phones is a terrible idea! They get so caught up in their games and texts that they just lose themselves in the virtual world. They become oblivious to what is happening in the real world. I'm a kid who doesn't have one and almost all my best friends are simply sucked in.
A smartphone and a feature phone are very different things. Yes, I am perfectly fine with a kid with a feature phone, because all they can really do is call and text, and it is not as addicting as a smartphone. A smartphone is addicting and can cause a kid to use it constantly and can ruin their life, with being able to play games, watch videos, go to FB, all from a phone. A recent study compared kids in high school who had smartphones with kids who didn't. The phone kids' grades were a lot worse. Kids should not have smartphones.
Goverments says kids spend more time on there phones instead of getting out and active.They also say we spend time watching tv or playing on the computers.
They also need a good education so they can get in a good school or a good collge instead of being lazy and not doing anything and talking to ur friends on ur cell
Kids under the age of 12 can get brain radiation. Kids also get cyber bullied. 400,400 kids commit suicide a year because of cyber bullying. Phones make kids get bad grades because they don't study and they also get sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is when a kid doesn't get enough sleep . They often get woken up by a phone call and they stay up playing games.