Children and mobile phones?!

@didi13 (2927)
Romania
August 11, 2011 7:16am CST
We are all saying that you should not buy our children cell phones until they have made ??great and can take care of them. That there ought to appropriation by moving them until they know what it is and can use them knowingly. A child who has an expensive phone could be a tempting target for those who steal such items, or for children who envies. And last but not least, is circulated all sorts of rumors about radiation that could issue such an instrument ... There, are, however, and clear benefits for parents whose children are equipped with mobile phones. You can check as often where your child is and what it does. And plus, you know, if you need, you can call in an instant. Are you for or against equip your children with mobile phones?
14 responses
@polaris77 (2018)
• Bacau, Romania
11 Aug 11
I think that basically the idea of giving a child a mobile phone isn't bad thing,it can be useful for parents who are able to communicate with children as often as they feel it's necessary to do so.It's also true that nowadays mobiles are more sophisticated,those who resume themselves to their basic function,that of talking plus a few additional option are considered outdated,so we have to be very careful with the type of device we allow children to possess.If they are able to have access o the internet and especially to facebook and all the other social networks from their mobile device,that might be harmful for them.In conclusion,children have the right to a mobile phone,but it is our responsibiity as grown-ups to see how they use.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
12 Aug 11
I agree with you. As a parent buying a child's cell phone for your peace, that is, you can give a child when you want it is ok, but here, and to sponsor the iPhone, BlackBerry or other toys of this kind of connection fees for Internet, because "baby mommy" can not wait to get in front of a PC, where other ways to communicate with friends is a long way and not necessarily required. Thanks for response.
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
11 Aug 11
Hi, An ordinary cell phone will serve the purpose. But if we provide with a high-tech mobile the mis-use of the same are high. Normally, they won’t be happy with such an ordinary one, and they always look for the latest in the market. If the children are looking for the features, it there are chances more to get corrupted. But assuming that they really need a phone when they are out, we can provide them. In the last month also, I there was a situation, that I thought I should have to give my son with a mobile. He was too late to reach home after his tuitions as the road was blocked with traffic and the way walked up. We got scared what happened. However, it is exceptions and there are good as well as bad points to providing a mobile phone to the children. However, if the children are really good, I think there is no harm in giving mobile phones to children. Use it in really they are used and they should not divert on songs and photos and other unwanted things as a craze. All depend on the child. If we know how our children are, so it is depend on the situation. Thank-s
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
12 Aug 11
True. The phone can be very important, if his absence would lead to loss of business, a client of a link with parents or child. In case, the mobile phone is permanently attach the hand / ear child to be active e-mail, SMS, Facebook and show it all, I think is already a caprice. Thanks for response.
@AishaBR (345)
• United States
13 Aug 11
When they reach a certain age like when they are in Jr. high getting redy to go to high school. What is silly is giving a four year old a cell phone. I know a person that gave her step daughter a cell phone. She is starting kindergarden this year, I really don't see a need for her to have a cell phone. she is just going to lose it or break it.
• Philippines
13 Aug 11
it is essential in a certain way,parents however, should emphasize that mobile phones should be use for communication and not as status symbol.
@eileenleyva (10963)
• Philippines
13 Aug 11
It all boils down to one important fact didi, your child is just a phone call away. That is all that matters.
@minimoyz (277)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
In this modern time, I think even children should be given phones in order for us to contact them easily and know their whereabouts. It will be easy for us to track and know whats happening to them and where they are. Phones that are too expensive will not be the ideal thing to give them though. I don't worry about radiation because we are all exposed ever since they have invented cellphones.
• China
12 Aug 11
a mobilphone play the important roal to connect the touch between children and the parents. such a high-tech tool is essantial in our daily life. it didn't work if you continously emphasize that mobilphones will impact the growth of children.maybe there are other problems in culturing the children. so i stay in the side that equip the children mobilphones to make sure you are always in touch with them.
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
I don't agree with letting them own one, as they don't really need much of it anyway, but considering the dangers of today's world, with a lot of kidnapping cases here and there, one would really give it a try. But, seriously though, if you're really concerned about the safety and welfare of your child, you would rather pick them up as promptly as possible after school right? And moreover, with a lot of applications for smartphones coming up, this would really affect the effectiveness of their learning experiences, right? I mean, I grew up reading books, and eventually gained interest in them, allowing me to develop my curiosity to an extent where I wanted to learn more. And this helps in a lot of ways, now that I'm an MS student. And not just in academics alone, but also in the corporate world. One shouldn't be excessively dependent on technology. Bottomline is, we should make our kids start to learn right.
@toniganzon (49125)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
My seven-year old son has his own cellphone. It's not an expensive one and his school is very strict. They are not allowed to go out if their guardians are not there to fetch them. Nobody is allowed to enter the school premises unless one has an appointment. The school is guarded well so i feel confident that he's safe. Also he never goes out alone in the house, he always have his nanny around him and they never go anywhere else without us. With regards to cellphones causing cancer, it's not that we would be healthier without it. Everywhere we go, even the air we breathe can cause such disease.
@dionmanis (130)
• Indonesia
12 Aug 11
yes
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
12 Aug 11
I do not see it is bad for your child to use mobile phones.If the child could control himself,then it is good for him to contact with his classmates and friends.But anyway,everything has pros and cons,your child maybe addicted to the video games.Overrall,i will buy his a general mobile phone.
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
11 Aug 11
I have never approved of children having cell phones. That seems to be the life lines of our society today. I can't even go to a grocery store without seeing people either texting or talking on a cell phone. We can't seem to be able to put them down, hence the laws banning the use of them in vehicles. As for young children such as 4 year olds, no they do not need a cell phone. Where could they possibly go that I can't either keep an eye on them or another adult I can trust. Maybe once they reach the age of ten yeah. That's when they start venturing out on their own a little. That's where I have seen cell phones that the parents can control. Limited minutes and texts. I hope parents have enough control to moniter their child with the phone so maybe we can stop the phone addictions.
@slico79 (212)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
I am not against giving a child a mobile phone, in fact, my kids have mobile phones. But I always stress to them what a mobile phone is for and that is for communication only. I don't give them a high-tech kind of phone, just a simple one that you can SMS and call. I am not a fair believer of "swiss knives" so a phone with lots of add-ons is a big no-no.
@hcp_nj (109)
• India
11 Aug 11
yes it is a very serious problem. Today teenagers are just their valuable time in moble. We all know this, but never object and later on faces the serious consiquences