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