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  • Kids should have cell phones.

    Kids can have limitations to their phone - that is their parent's choice. However, kids need to stay in contact with their parents at school, and they can also turn on Amber alerts if needed. Kids can play games - another thing that is their parent's choice. The opposition stated that student's brains are still developing, and I wholeheartedly agree with him/her. However, all parents need to do about it is either no games or just limited amount and time on games.

  • Yes, cell phones allow kids to stay in contact with parents.

    Yes, kids should be allowed to use cell phones when they are of an age where they can take care of the phone and use it responsibly. Cell phones allow parents to stay in contact with their children at school, at day care or out with friends. Allowing a child to use a cell phone also gives the parents an opportunity to discuss safe phone behavior.

  • Cell phones can be helpful tools.

    Cell phones provide parents with a way to stay in near constant contact with their children. The ability to contact children at virtually any time provides ease of mind for parents who fear for their children's safety or who need to contact their children to notify them of plans or changes to of plans. When used properly, cell phones are very helpful tools in keeping the lines of communication open between parents and children.

  • Kids should have cell phones for limited use.

    Kids should be allowed to have cell phones, but under restricted use. They should have them for emergencies, such as if they need to call their parents due to unforeseen circumstances. Apps and games should be limited to a certain amount of time each day, so children don't waste the whole day in front of a phone playing games.

  • No Kids shouldn't

    “Our brains are evolved to communicate face to face,” says Gary Small, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, in California “A Lot of this is lost with texting.” Kids shouldn’t be able to have a cell phones either it’s at home or anywhere else or night or day kids that have cell phones can become not socially active. People should wait till their kids are 18 or older because it can lead to cyberbullying, better social skills and Knowledge, and embarrassment.
    This should probably be at the top of the list because the results of cyberbullying can lead to a lot more than regrets, job-loss or embarrassment. It can lead to Death! Wikipedia defines it as the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. That may be posting rumors or gossip, but it can elevate to personally identifying victims and publishing material that defames and humiliates them.This is SERIOUS! Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people according to the centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about 4,400 deaths every year! And that doesn’t include the 440,000 suicide attempts that were unsuccessful. 4% of the teens polled said they had arguments which started out online from a post but ended up turning into a physical fight. This may not sound like a large number, but when you consider that 43% of teens aged 13 to 17 reports being a victim of “cyberbullying” in just the past year, you can see how large 4% can actually be. I was appalled at those numbers, and when I read the Cyber-bullying stories online at http://nobullying.com/, I was even surer of my stance against cell phones for young ones. Many suicides have been the result of cyber-bullying.
    A study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that 6th graders who went five days without exposure to technology were significantly better at reading human emotions than kids who had regular access to phones, televisions and computers. It goes on to explain that this finding should be a wake-up call to schools to make sure they’re not just shoving iPads into student’s hands as a teaching method. Instead they need to make sure they’re getting real face to face social interaction and less screen time. I like how Pediatrician Marjorie Hogan said it, “common sense tells me that if a child is laying on his own bed and texting friends instead of getting together” there’s a problem. The research goes on to indicate that screen time can have negative effects on kids ranging from childhood obesity to irregular sleep patterns and social/behavioral issues. It makes sense if you think about it. You don’t see kids running around bases or kicking a soccer ball in the net while holding a phone and texting or face-timing. They’re busy exercising, plan Several studies have linked frequent cell phone use to lower grades and unhappiness.

  • No, cell phones may cause tumors.

    Since children's brains are still developing, they stand to suffer the most from doses of radiation against their skulls. Studies are still being conducted to test the overall safety of cell phones, and some reviews illustrate that cell phones may cause brain tumors. Children should not use cell phones unless it is an emergency until they are proven safe for use.


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