Ipods for kids?

Philippines
June 5, 2007 9:17pm CST
Nowadays, people are so into ipods, and cellphones. Teens, adults and even kids are victims of these. I had an experience when I was in America. While buying some CD, a girl who also happened to be in the music store saw this advertisement saying, " Go grab your ipod now and get free ipod shirt", something like that. She asked her mom if she could have one, but then her mom insisted. The girl was quiet the whole time until they left the music store. I guess kids should not be allowed to have one because their little ears might be damaged---to adults as well. If this kind of fashion is "in" to most kids, ipods could go between their study habits and personal interests. Comments on this? ;p
3 responses
@Spagman (49)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I guess this is called technology, in my days. It was listening to the radio or Walkman with headsets that would make you go deaf. Thank God I never went deaf, although I could still hear my mother telling me to lower the volume because she could hear the music better than I can. I guess if children are supervised. Its okay, why deny them these fun little toys? Of course, if you can afford them. I don't own an iPod yet, I know I know, but hopefully I will get one soon and catch up with times.
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
Yaeh, I had a walkman too. Right now, I have a nano and its great!
• United States
6 Jun 07
Well, while I don't feel an iPod is going to disrupt a child's study habits or personal interests, I don't think a child under the age age 15 should have one. An iPod is expensive and really only needed by people that listen to a lot of music. Of course, more people have them who don't listen to a lot of music but if I younger person would want one I think there'd have to be a very good reason, as they are pretty expensive, unlike a CD player that can be purchased for about $30 these days.
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
it really is expensive.
@pelo26 (1553)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Playing music while doing work and more importantly while doing nothing has help me relaxed my mind and at work, relieve some stress. I think it would have the same effect on kids so I guess if they really want and feel the need to have one, I'd give them the chance. What concerns me more is the retail price and how well kids can take care of it. Cheers!