With smartphone sales surpassing that of PCs and children owning their first cell phone at a younger age, the role of this mobile device in kids' life becomes increasingly important. Although there are some "kiddie" phones, the cell phone is an adult device; it may be used as a toy, but it is not one. It is also perhaps the most personal of mobile devices, but in the case of young people it is also a parenting tool. Ownership of a cell phone signals a certain degree of independence, but it also extends the parents ability to control and supervise the child. Not quite teenagers, they start experiencing many of the demands of older kids.
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Based in Atlanta, Kristen Noelle has been writing since Cell phones are an addiction for many teens. From sleep deprivation to texting and driving, cell phones present a health hazard for teens who cannot break away from the social pressures of constant contact via cell phone. Sometimes, teens replace traditional social skills with text messages, voicemails and pressure to remain available through the cell phone at all times. This pressure can cause undue stress and anxiety for teens with a large social circle. Many teens are compelled to sleep with their cell phones nearby in order to respond to calls or text messages.
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Daily Times. January 16, Sir: Excessive use of cell phones is creating many problems like disturbing mental and physical health. The people who uses cell phones frequently are becoming peevish besides its misuse specially by teenagers. Moreover, having cell phone in your hand with internet facility is just like having the world in your hand and without parental guidance our teenagers are misusing it.
Is your teen insisting for a mobile phone for his birthday? Or are you considering of giving a mobile phone to your teen for security purposes? If no, then please read our post on what effect does cell phone use have on teenagers carefully. Seeing teens standing together, but totally ignoring each other is a common sight these days. And they are not just using it to call their parents.