Should kids under the age 18 be banned from phones

  • Yes they should

    Kids can use there phones to search nude and other inopropiate uses not for their eyes they could even call 911 for no reason think about it. Do you think they should even for this reason? In my opinion no. Come on is that apropiate for there eyes. Is it?

  • Puts kids at risk.

    Every place a child goes should have an adult or land line available. This means children having them is at best, A waist of money and at the worst end, A danger to their lives.
    A cell phone can cost hundreds of dollars plus hundreds more per year to use. Not to mention, The go outdated so fast, You have to buy a new one every year or so. This is money that kids rarely earn to pay for the privilege.
    The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1. 6 million crashes each year. Nearly 390, 000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk. (1) There are also other dangers associated with teen use of cell phones. Everything from physical damage from the microwave radiation these devices give off to the psychological damage done that has caused a rise in teen suicides. It increases their risk of being targeted by cyber bullies, And pedophiles.

    1) https://www. Edgarsnyder. Com/car-accident/cause-of-accident/cell-phone/cell-phone-statistics. Html

  • No, Because of safety reasons

    Banning minors from having phones would actually be a move opposed by many parents since many of them want to know where their children are at all times. If a minor is hurt and has no way to contact emergency services, Then the chances of the aforementioned minor not be able to receive help, Or even dying, Increase exponentially. Also, What if someone is trying to kidnap a person under the age of 18, And the person who is being kidnapped has no way of alerting anyone? Do you mean to tell me that children should just let themselves be thrown into danger by having no way to contact their parents or the authorities? Only an idiot and a person unfit for parenthood would suggest this.

  • No they shouldn't

    I am under 18 years of age and I do fine with a smartphone, Why should I suddenly have it taken away? Some kids NEED phones to contact their parents if something bad (or unplanned, In some cases) happens and they need their help. How else would they contact them?
    This is all I'm going to make you read. Bye!

  • No They are Use full

    It can be very useful if you stay home or go out of your house and walk around your subdivision. Also if you do these things and someone trued to hurt you in any ways or if you want to contact anyone at any time that also has a phone. For example if you are 11 and you want to talk to your friends and then you could talk to them if they had a phone also.

  • Kids actually NEED to call 911 sometimes!

    One argument for "Yes" stated that kids could call 911 for no reason. Think about this, Though. A kid is walking home from school. They fall and break a foot or leg on the side of a road. Should they not be able to call 911, Or at the very least a parent?

  • Safety, Convenience and fairness

    Children should be allowed mobile phones in case of emergencies, For convenience (in those potential emergencies and also for general day to day life) and also it would be kind of unfair to limit children from new technology. If you are concerned about children meeting people online, Or accessing inappropriate content then talk about reinforcing internet child locks or teach kids what a catfish is. That's like saying 'Oh well cars can cause accidents, So instead of educating people, We'll just ban cars for young males as they are the most likely to get in an accident'. Also, It would be dangerous to not give them a taste of this kind of technology until they are adults, Because when they turn 18 they'll have no experience with it, Making them more susceptible to scams etc.

    Instead of banning phones, We should educate more children about how to use them safely, And implement child restrictions on internet and mobile networks. Also, The parenting and control should be left to the parents in my opinion, Not the state.

  • Phones can be useful

    I don't enjoy having a phone, Because having lost and broken 2 phones previously, It's pretty stressful, Since the phone I have is the most expensive iPhone being sold at the current time of writing. Even though I hate taking my phone around with me and much prefer to use my iwatch, My phone does come in useful for quick research, Last minute studying and taking photos.

  • No adverse effects

    I've had a phone since I was 10. It has caused no adverse effects to me in any way, Shape, Or form. I've been able to learn so so much from my phone. In fact, My phone has given me more knowledge than school has. But that's not my main point.
    How can we expect teenagers to get a job and a driver's license with no phone? Honestly. Imagine a teenager who's parents are out of the house often for work. Something could happen to that teenager, And they would have no way of contacting their parents for help without a phone. They could get kidnapped, They could get lost, They could walk in only to find out that someone broke into their house, They could break something and have no way of calling any sort of medical services. But god forbid they have the ability to send a naked picture to someone. Seriously, Anyone who believes kids under the age of 18 shouldn't have a phone is quite frankly a moron.

  • How would you even do that?

    I'm not sure how you could enforce such a thing, And kids do need phones to stay in touch with parents, Do you not think the government has enough control over our lives as it is. Leave it to the parents, We have enough of the nanny state as it is!

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