How cell phone have effected our children The Cell phone Culture
<ul><li>Demographics: Kids and teens ages 6-20 </li></ul><ul><li>Description: Cell phones cause various harm to kids and teens. They have been linked to automobile accidents, suicides, rape, and violence. The evil of cell phones, in my opinion, far outweighs its benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Accademic benefits: none, to my knowledge. They are usually banned from school, and thought of distractions and violations. </li></ul>Project Details
<ul><li>If you ask them, they will tell you yes! They will even work for one, be on their best behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>A couple of good reasons are: </li></ul><ul><li>can be contacted any time. </li></ul><ul><li>teaches responsibility </li></ul>Do kids need a cell phone?
Caught on Video More and more of our lives are being recorded. It can be good at times. More violence is " caught " on video, therefore prosecuted. Yet, with that there's also the added debate on whether the laws need to be changed.
<ul><li>As cell phone foster more indipendence, they also foster greater dangers. Kids are unaware of long-term consequences, therefore more likely to make 'big' mistakes, life-altering mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>looking to cause harm (cruelly) just to record it on a cell and upload it on a video sharing site </li></ul><ul><li>moral principles are lowered because most acts are done in the privacy of their rooms , then introduced to the world through technology </li></ul>Caught on Video II
Cell as a Distraction More and more accidents are occurring because cell phones distract drivers . Teens top the list. Kids are not as safe crossing streets either. Studies show that kids don't pay attention when using the cell phone.
Predators and Cell Phones Kids are more accessible to predators. Kids, by nature, are more trusting than adults, therefore more apt to keep secrets about people or things they find 'not harmful' at a particular moment. This trusting predisposition and the newfound independance makes them very accessible to ill-intentioned.
Conclusion Many studies have concluded that technology is not the evil we need to fight. We cannot keep our kids from living in the technology-driven century. But we as parents and teachers need to be aware of the new implications our kids are growing up with. We need to teach our kids to be ever-vigilant of the evils they will encounter. We cannot make ANY assumptions, and need to keep a watchful eye on our kids. As they bond together to form a 'culture', we, too, must form our own culture, a culture of self-preservation; a bond to save our youth from themselves and others whom will attempt to destroy their 'innocence'. Here are some safety measures I like.
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