Us teens ( ages 13 to 17) send or receive an average of 3146 text messages a month, and kids 12 and under send 1146 texts per month. More than a third of teens download ringtones, IM, or use the mobile web. About a quarter download games and application. 16% use location – based services on their phones.
43% of kids admit to being cyberbulied and 10 percent report it.Cyberbulimg 411 reports that 40% of kids say they were cyberbulied through instant message service.
Kids who sext may face criminal charges for child pornography or other criminal charges, and could be required to register as sex offenders.
34% texting teens ages 16 – 17 say they texted while driving.52% of all cell – owning teens ages 16 – 17 say they have talked on a phone while driving.In 2007 the, AAA reported that 21 % of all fatal car crashes involving teens between the ages 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage.
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Contents<br />Index<br />The history of smart phones<br />Cell phone usage among children<br />education<br />Disadvantages and advantages<br />conclusions<br />
Mobile phones have come a long way since the 1983; the first cell phones were too big to be considered mobile or smart phones today. They weighed 28 ounces, measured 10 inches high and sold for thousands of dollars in the U.S. Thanks to modern technology cell phones became smaller, compact, more sophisticated in terms of design and more affordable. Smart phones have taken over our lives in a good way, despite the disadvantages that accompany these devices. Whether or not you like smart phones, that your decision but one thing is for sure, smart phones are here to stay and whether you believe it or not their advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. <br />Smart phones friend or foe<br />
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PIM, Data communication</li></ul>First ever smart phone<br />
Mobile phone usage is rapidly growing among younger children. Twenty percent of U.S.A. children ages 6 – 11 currently own a cell phone, up from 11.9 % of children in 2005.<br />Cell phone usage among children<br />Mobile phone usage is rapidly growing among younger children. Twenty percent of U.S.A. children ages 6 – 11 currently own a cell phone, up from 11.9 % of children in 2005.<br />
The disadvantages of smart phones<br />Smart phones have their disadvantages in terms of the internet which is where people spend most of their time on smart phones especially children. This is what concerns parents and makes parenting that much harder for them. Their unable to monitor the content of media that their kids are exposed to and there are a lot of dangers to consider like online predators and the risk of someone accessing your personal information.<br />
Cyberbuling<br /><ul><li>30% of people said it happened on social networking sites.
Sexting<br /><ul><li>22% of teen girls (ages 13 – 19) say they have sent nude or semi – nude photos or videos of themselves, either online or via text messages.
Messages are even more prevalent than images. Thirty – nine percent of teen boys and girls say they have sent sexually suggestive messages (text, email, IM), and 48% of teens say they have received them.</li></li></ul><li>According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008 there were 5870 fatalities and an estimated 515000 injuries in police reported crashes involving driver distractions, and the highest incidence of distracted driving occurs in the under – 20 age group. <br />Distracted driving<br />According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008 there were 5870 fatalities and an estimated 515000 injuries in police reported crashes involving driver distractions, and the highest incidence of distracted driving occurs in the under – 20 age group. <br />
Cheating<br /><ul><li>More than 35% of teens with cell phones admit to using their cell phones to cheat.
45% of teens say texting friends about answers during tests is a serious cheating offence, but 20% say its not cheating at all.
69% of schools have policies that do not permit cell use , but more than half of all kids ignore them</li></ul>Lets face it, kids will always find new ways to cheat and we can’t blame technology but instead we should work on finding a solution like the integration of policies into the school system that prevent the use of cell – phones during examinations. <br />
Location based technology<br />Mobile phones with GPS capabilities can expose kids exact location. Many new programs and apps have been developed that allow kids to announce their physical where abouts. This creates physical safety concerns<br />
conclusion<br />One thing is for certain, we can not stop the development of technology. Despite the impact that technology has on the economy, though it might seem though it might seem that technology is making life harder for us, it is in fact not true we have been eluded to see it that way so in order hide the ineffectiveness of our system; the economy is In a direct conflict with the advancement of technology. Technology was created to make life simpler for us and that will also mean taking over the majority of the workforce and technology offers far more advantages,(which are long term) than the disadvantages.<br />
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