Kids and Mobile Phones

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Kids and Mobile Phones

  1. 1. CELL PHONES: KIDS NEW FAVOURITE ACCESSORY? <br />Images by: Azureon2- Flickr, Pauly- Flickr, WhoIsMrBilly- Flickr<br />
  2. 2. The first handheld phone was created in 1973, only 38 years ago, and cost an astonishing $19,300!<br />Image by: Brogan Campbell- FlickrSource: Sybase Inc; The Growth of Mobile: Stats and figures that will shock you!<br />
  3. 3. Image by: Jeffrey Cooper- Flickr<br />We’ve definitely come a long way since then.. <br />
  4. 4. Now, about 72% of the Canadian population actively use a cell phone.<br />Image by: Maple_Leaf- Flickr<br />Source: CBC- Are cell phones really safe for your kids?<br />
  5. 5. Cell phones are also becoming the latest must-have accessory among children, tweens and teens.. <br />Image by: LawreceGerald- Flickr<br />
  6. 6. ..In fact, about 87 per cent of kids aged between four to 16 either owned or had access to a mobile phone.<br />Source: Schools should teach kids phone safety.<br />Image by: Derek Olson- Flickr<br />
  7. 7. The average age at which children are given their first mobile phone is EIGHT. <br />Image by: Bertie MeadowsSource:Stephen Adams, 2009, Children get their first mobile phone at average afe of eight<br />
  8. 8. Some children own the same mobiles as adults while others own phones designed specifically for their age group. <br />Image by: Showbizsuperstar<br />
  9. 9. The use of mobiles by children isn’t necessarily a bad thing..<br />Image by: K_Love-Flickr<br />
  10. 10. iPhoneapps are a hit among preschoolers and some believe that touch-screen technology is a natural for toddlers.<br />Image by: M7d shraty- Flickr<br />Source: Rob Ferguson, 2011- iPhone apps a hit with preschoolers<br />
  11. 11. It appears that children who have developmental disabilities can benefit from touch-screen technology. <br />Source: Rob Ferguson, 2011- iPhone apps a hit with preschoolersImage by: Second Story-Flickr<br />
  12. 12. Image by: Lil Wally- Flickr<br />IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, HAVING A CELL PHONE ALLOWS A CHILD TO CONTACT THE POLICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT OR AMBULANCE IMMEDIATELY.<br />
  13. 13. With school shootings turning into a sad reality, a cell phone can serve as a lifeline between a parent and their child. <br />Image by: Eyeliam- FlickrSource: Pros and Cons of Children having mobile phones<br />
  14. 14. Did you know?<br />Many phones are now equipped with GPS, which allows parents to track their child’s phone and their child. <br />Image by: Peter Verkhovensky- FlickrSource: DeborahO, Pros & Cons of Children Having Mobile Phone<br />
  15. 15. BUYING A CHILD A CELL PHONE CAN ALSO TEACH THEM RESPONSIBILITY AS THEY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THEIR MINUTES AND THE NUMBER OF TEXTS THEY SEND. <br />Image by: SpinlabSource: 10 Reasons a Kid Should Have a Cell Phone<br />
  16. 16. However, there’s always a downside to things..<br />Image by:Alaabs<br />
  17. 17. Bullies are using text messages as a method of victimization, and malicious gossip is also often spread via text message.<br />Image by: StaurtLeckenbySource: Bob Sullivan, 2004, Cell phones and kids: Do they mix?<br />
  18. 18. A STUDY FOUND THAT MORE THAN 40 % OF PARENTS ADMITTED THEY WOULDN'T KNOW IF MOBILE PHONE BULLYING WAS AN ISSUE AT THEIR CHILD'S SCHOOL.<br />Image by: Kewzoo- FlickrSource: Schools should teach phone safety <br />
  19. 19. Cell phones can be used as an aid for cheating on tests and exams.<br />Image by: Enokson<br />
  20. 20. Some researchers speculate that there are possible health risks, such as brain tumours, for children who use cell phones on a long-term basis. <br />Image by: Pauly-FlickrSource: Are cellphones really safe for your kids? <br />
  21. 21. Due to the increase of cell phone use among children, 9out of 10 parents believe their kids should be taught about mobile phone and internet safety in school. <br />Image by: MomentsBeingMe<br />Source: Schools should teach kids phone safety<br />
  22. 22. Do you think it’s necessary for a child to have a cell phone? If so, at what age should a child get a cell phone? <br />Image by: Milaandtheotherperson- Flickr<br />

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