Monday, August 28, 2017

Should Children Be Given Their First Cell Phone On Their 8th Birthday???

On their 8th birthday children shouldn’t be given their first cell phone

In my opinion I truly believe that “On their 8th birthday children shouldn't be given their first cell phone. These are my 3 main reasons to support my argument.

I think if the child has a cell phone they can download social media or apps related to social media without their parents knowing. They don't know whether if they are too young to be using apps like social media because remember they only young and 8 years old. Also another reason is if the kid only wants to have a cell phone to play games on it the parent could have it on their phone or their parent could take control of what apps their child downloads on their own cell phone. If the child’s parent only gave them a cell phone to call their parents after school to pick them up or if they're at a friends house and want their parents to pick them up. They could just ask the teacher or the office because most likely they will have their parents cell phone number and friends parent will too. But also by the age of eight the child should start knowing one of their parents cell phone number off by heart because it’s important to know your parent’s cell phone number. Lastly a 8 year old child should be playing sports or outside because that’s what a normal 8 year old child does, they will also become lazy and not do anything if they have a cell phone.

Furthermore, with social media and apps on the child’s phone they could put every single important detail about them on the internet which is not safe because anyone can see it and the details would be very personal to the child without the child knowing it's not really safe.They could put their phone number, home address,what country they live in or even what school they go to. That is definitely not safe because anyone could see what they have put on the internet cause anything you put on the internet means the whole world can see it.
Another important thing is that anything you put on the internet anyone can see it and save it so if you take it off later it’s pretty much still there.

Cyber Bullying
My third and final reason is since children are young at the age of eight and most unlikely don't know what cyber bullying actually is they could get cyber bullied without knowing that they are getting cyberbullied. For a child to get cyberbullied at the age of 8 is quite young because that is a young age to have social media. The internet is not the safest and nicest place because there are mean people on the internet and if the 8 year old child has social media and put pictures or their details on the internet they could get mean comments, messages or even emails. Also the comments, message or emails could have bad language in it like swearing and then the child might learn the bad language and go around saying the bad language. If the child sees the messages or comments they might think it's alright but it’s not and cyber bullying is a serious thing.

Without a doubt I strongly believe that on their 8th birthday, children shouldn’t be given their first cellphone. I hope my 3 main reasons persuaded you to think on the same side of the argument as me and not against me.

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