Young People and Cell Phones

by : nkthen

Cell phones are getting very popular with everyone now these days. They are so popular and there are more people getting cell phones, even younger people are getting in on the fun. That is right; it is common for a young person like teenagers to be carrying around cell phones.

There is much debate to whether or not it is appropriate for a teenager or youngster to have their own cell phone, to use it, and carry it with them. Some people feel that it is not right for them to have and there are others that feel it is a good thing and feel safer knowing their child has a cell phone with them at all times.

You may feel better and safer knowing that your child has a cell phones with them wherever they go. This will give you the security of knowing that you will always be able to get in contact with your child if there is a problem or even if you just want to say hello.

If your child gets into trouble, it may be a life saving feature, if they have a cell phone handy to call for help. Times are changing and the world is not as safe as it once was which is one reason many children have such phones. It will make them and you feel a lot safer knowing that they will have a cell phone to call you for help if they ever get into a bad situation.

If your child has a cell phone, make sure that they know the when not to use their phone. They should never be using the phone in school. In most schools, if you are using the phone in school, it may be 'taken' from you by the teacher. Once your cell phone is taken from you at school, you may not get it back until the end of the year and parents are stuck paying for that phone even when it is not being used.

You should also tell your child to be careful with the minutes. Tell your child you only have a 'certain amount' of time on the phone and explain the cost of the phone to them. If your child knows it is expensive to have a cell phone, they may be a more careful with it and use it less. Make sure they know how important it is to keep it safe and not to loose it or lend it out to anyone or it will be gone.