Kids & Cell Phones
The shops selling Cell Phones are increasing day by day. It will not be wrong if we say that it is the time
of cell revolution. With the advancement in technology and increasing competition the Cell companies
always try to introduce new features in their Cell Sets. Various new features offered by the cell phones
are the main reason for their popularity. You can use it as a camera, a handy game, a diary, a phone
book, stopwatch, alarm clock and many other ways.
But the question is why these cell phones are so popular among kids?
If a kid is asked, what he/she wants on its birthday?
The common answer is surely a "Cell phone". Cell phones have become so popular these days especially
among the adolescents that cell phone companies' sales have increased by a huge percentage in the
recent years. It is because cell has become a style symbol. Formerly it was a need but now it has become
a luxury. Every kid today longs for a cell phone whether he needs it or not and parents too fulfill each
and every need of there child.
The trend started from the children of VIP's for whom it was a need due to security reasons. But slowly
widespread use of cell phones started. Now a day every teenager wants to have a latest Cell Phone. This
trend is commonly seen in Asian Countries like India, China and many others. And now the condition is
that approximately every fifty among the hundred teens have the cell phones.
Let's talk about parents. Parents don't have any problem with their kids owning cell phones. If there are
three teens in a family then all the three are having their own cells. It is because parents are worried
about their child's security in today's fast moving world where number of accidents is increasing day by
day. With the evolution of cell phones parents can now remain connected to their children every
second. Also a child now itself can call police or ambulance in case of emergency. These days child
kidnapping is increasing and with the help of cell phone the child can be easily located and kidnappers
can be busted.
As there is counter side of every aspect. Similar in the case of cell phones. Let us take an overview of
various problems arising out of cell phones' use: -
1. Littered school systems: - There's lot of disturbance in schools due to cell phones. The head masters
daily deliver lectures on this issue but the problem seems to have no solution. Some schools even have
levied fines on the use of cells in the classrooms or even in school. School administrators are bothered
about this problem. But if parents are considered they too carry the phones themselves and also back
their children. So this should be forbidden. And kids and parents must support the school administration
in maintaining the discipline.
2. Adverse effects on health: - In Cell phones the data transmitter and receiver use microwaves for the
purpose. Or you can say two cells gets connected through the microwaves. These are very short
wavelength waves and cause heating effect. Although the effect of cell frequencies is very slack but is
sure enough more harmful for kids due to immaturity. So prolonged use of cell phones can cause severe
health problems. This has been proven by many worldwide studies.
3. Loss of study: -These days children wish to converse with a friend on the phone, do net surfing or to
play game than to concentrate on studies. Some even have plans that cell to cell are unlimited. And
many of the plans have free night and weekend plans. Which would mean, you might never get the child
off the phone over the weekend! Remember one thing: They spend hours on chatting on the cell
phones. In today's scenario cell phones have greater charm than studies. Hence use of cell phones pose
loss to child's study.
4. Increase in expenses: -Greater the number of cell phones in a home greater is the bill. Children don't
care about how much their parents will pay for their luxuries, they are careless and don't most of them
have sense of responsibility.
5. Increasing electronic waste: - As the use of cell phones is increasing so is increasing the number of
disposed off cells. Today every second person is keeping a cell phone, and when a person is all done
with his cell then it's nothing more than a scrap. This electronic waste is posing huge danger to the
6. Pornography: - A few filthy People use pornography to earn easy money but they don't know how
they are breaching the world culture. Primarily porn was propagated on the cyber world. But these days
the vulgar MMS's are also circulating on the cell phones. Kids find fun in these kinds of activities because
they don't sense or signify the vulgarity of porn. In my views whatever is the country or state, children
are the building blocks of the society, economy, politics etc. and if they indulge in the pornography you
can predict how coarse the future of world will be.
Well as there are some aspects against cell phones but it doesn't mean that we eliminate cells from kids'
life. The ails of cell phones can be avoided by taking following measure:
The problem of disturbance from the ring tones can be handled by the use of the vibrator. You can use
the vibrator when you are in the school, class, and office or in the meeting. It won't disturb the people
around you and you can take your cell with you every time. Also there are various facilities with which
you can who tried to call you when your phone was silent or even switched off.
Well health is the most important asset of yours so you cannot compromise with any thing harming your
health. The effect of using cell is although very slow but you can remain fit if you just acquire right habits
of using cell phones i.e. avoid placing cell near significant organs of the body like heart, brain etc for long
time. Especially for kids as there organs are much softer and under development.
As far as the loss of studies is concerned the parents must keep checking that their child isn't using the
cell frequently. Also parents should recharge the phone every month as part of their allowance. This will
give child a feel of being checked Because, when the talk time is finished then it's all done and they will
get the new recharge only by the next month! This will hopefully build a level of responsibility.
Pornography on cell phones is the biggest matter of concern. You may have listened about many such
incidents. Now parents supply their kids with the latest mobiles having all the new technologies in order
to exhibit their status but they don't even try to see what their child is doing in his bedroom. I think
parents must feel their responsibility to monitor if their kids are indulging in any dirty business.
Most children don't care about the parents' pocket they just want their cell charged so parents can
make use of the shared plan. Using a prepaid phone will give the kid a certain amount of minutes per
month. After that, it's up to him to use their pocket money to recharge the phone time if they need to.
Also roaming fees is another headache. If someone isn't in its "area" as defined by the cell service
provider, he will have to pay the roaming fee for incoming and outgoing calls. To avoid the roaming
charges you need to do is to simply buy a phone and then buy minutes, as you need them. Most of them
include roaming as well as nationwide coverage.
Any material thing becomes a junk after its lifetime so is the case with the cell phones. But throwing out
the worn-out cell is not the solution at all. It will lead to the problem of electronic waste as many
countries are struggling to manage increasing computer waste. So the worn-out cells must be recycled
instead of being thrown away.
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