Do You Think Children Should Have Mobile Phones?

September 16, 2006 3:34pm CST
just seen the news were kids are filming fights out of school with there mobile phones and then posting them to websites,the worring thing is where will it all end,kids seem to think that things like this are cool,what do you think?
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@gotOBX (764)
• United States
21 Sep 06
I have no problems with kids having cell phones as long as guidelines are set for there use by the childs parents.
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@berhanu (96)
• Ethiopia
21 Sep 06
yes but with limited acesses
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@spikyarj (519)
• India
21 Sep 06
too much of anything is bad..similar is the case with mobile phones..even though they are useful in a needy situation..in most cases than not it is not required..but its upto the parents to decide what is good for their child and do according..
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• United States
20 Sep 06
I dont think young kids should have a cell. I think they shouldnt have one til they are old enough to have a job to pay for it and responsible for the bill.
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@chalmette69 (3011)
• United States
16 Sep 06
I definatly don't think they should be allowed in school, that is a place for learning not playing on the phone, but for times when your child is alone like my child is 10 and goes to spend the night at friends or goes to play outside around the neighborhood, I like her to have her phone then, in case anything were to happen, to many crazy people out there.
@zyfro2k6 (392)
• India
7 Oct 06
yes they must be provided cellphones to learn more thing from celly so please encourage the children to have the cell phones and its very important to everybody.
• India
7 Oct 06
what will they learn from cellphones??
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
16 Sep 06
I personally don't think phones should even be allowed in school. I don't think kids under sixteen should have cell phones. Schools need new policies where the cell phones are concerned.
• India
13 Oct 06
yes
• India
27 Jan 07
welll according to me ,no but ,obile is a device which is very usefull in the imergency.so we cant say no to it. but some people doing missuse of it whichis very bad thing . mobile should be used but whithin its limit.
@Garcia5 (78)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I am a freebie nut so when I came across a program for a free cell phone with free service I jumped on it. I allow my daughter (12) to use it but only when she is away at a dance or a concert, never for personal use. I don't think kids need cell phones. In a time when kids are so glued to their computers, televisions, hand held game systems, and so on why would you want to give them just another excuse to ignore you and their responsibilities?
• India
7 Jan 07
well i feel thats its high time the mobile companies comes up with specially designed mobiles for the kids . which has the basic features lika call and msg options because we cant deny the fact that its indispensable and it realy a great asset in times of trouble or need . in this way children will reallybe benefitted .
• United States
18 Oct 06
I think that if kids are in a sport at school where they have to ride the bus then yes they need a cell phone. But I think that there should be strict rules with the phone.
@1346795 (808)
• Greece
18 Oct 06
Yes. Why not?
• United States
18 Oct 06
I don't think it is cool at all for kids to be taping and posting things like this. As far as the cell phones are concerned, I never had one until this past year no need for it, I am 25. Now that I have one I love it. When I was in High School alot of my friends had them. Our school had a ban on music players of any sort and cell phones, they weren't to be brought on campus. They do have cell phones made specifically for kids now and I think it is great! When my daughter is old enough to go out of the yard alone she will have one just in case something does happen she is 4 now.
18 Oct 06
My mum needs me to have a phone, I lost mine a day go, I was ment to get a new one today but it didnt come and im getting a new one tomorrow. Untill then Im not allowed out. I get around too much. I go to town and I end up about 40 miles away somehow. Dont ask its werid. I need a phone for the time and to know when I've got be back and where I get picked up from and also for my safty. I use my phone all the time, I need it to enjoy myself if I dont have a phone its so hard to contant my friends I have to plans at school and unless we use homephones we can never comfrim it.
18 Oct 06
I think that young children shold not be given mobile phones for recreational purposes but I think they are a good idea for when they are out and need to be able to contact their parents. I would let children have them but control how they use them by limiting the credit on the phone and making sure you get itemised billing at the end of each month to check the calls they have been making. If they abuse their use then they are taken away. I think they have both advantages and disadvantages and not entirely sure which one outweighs the other!
@perkelvin (265)
• Nigeria
18 Oct 06
firstly there is notting wrong with kids in school having phones the problem is what jkind of phone the kids are using 4 instancde a child using a camera phone showed is phone to another, that other one will feel is for the fact is own is does not have camera it is nt a good phone this might force the child either to steal or better still distorb the parents to buy it ,whether irt is convinience or not is not is problem ,which is bad
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
18 Oct 06
no i dont think children should be allowed to carry mobiles to schools.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
17 Oct 06
I like the idea of the phones that are programmed to only be able to call and receive calls for certain numbers. It's a safety thing to be able to reach your child and him/her to be able to reach you. I do think it needs to be limited to older kids.
• India
17 Oct 06
radiations from mobile phones r really harmful... and for young ones they can really cause damages... so i advice not to promote it...
@thisisme (263)
• United States
17 Oct 06
yes