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Report says children should limit cell phone use

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posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 11:22 AM
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A study done in London has shown children should lmit cell phone use.They think children may be more vunerable to damge because their neurological systems are still growing.

LONDON - No hard evidence exists to show mobile phones damage health but users -- especially children --should take care, UK scientists said in a survey on Tuesday

www.msnbc.msn.com...

It seems everyone has a cell phone now, I have seen children as young as 6 or 7 using these. I can see having one for emergency use but children don't need cell phones for everyday use. Until solid information comes out on cell phone usage they should not be used by children.




posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 11:50 AM
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I think its not very good, that young children..until 12? or more, have a mobil phone.

I just wanted to find the limit values (SAR) of the different countrys..and found that one..hard but true :-)

"Bangladesh plans to ban mobile phones for children under 16 to protect them from what it says is exposure to radiation that could damage their brains. The country's environment minister did not present any scientific research to support the ban when he outlined a plan at a recent conference of doctors and scientists in the capital of Dhaka."

*taken from "Wired News"*

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regards dacruz



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 11:53 AM
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If it does not cause neurological damage I think a person should not have CellPhone until their ten years old, and the parents should really drill it into their heads that cell phones should be used primarily for emergency use at school or home.



posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 10:59 AM
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Are we also going to put a ban on watching TV, playing video games and using microwave ovens? They give off radiation also.....



posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 11:12 AM
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i think i got a mobile when i was about 13ish, but i really hardly use it, the odd call a day and the odd text. i really don't see the need for a 7 year old to have a mobile phone other than to look cool infront of their friends. isn't that what it's really about... kids having mobile phones to look cool. maybe they should selotape it to their head so they don't even have to put it back in their pocket after using it.

i think there should be an age limit, i think it should be about 12. there's no reason for someone younger to own one, apart from parents wanting an illusion of safety that their kid is going to be fine because he/she has a mobile phone. even if the radiowaves causing cancer turn out to be false...there's still no reason why kids should have mobiles.

there's already a thing on tv...called the watershed where if you're a parent is the time to think hmmmm shall i let my children stay up and watch this. same with games like manhunt, GTA san andreas...they are 18 games, if a kid who's 10 is playing them, then that's the parents fault. GTA has always been my favorite game to play, i think i played the 1st one when i was about 10 and so on from there. i don't see the problem with it...it's a game, it's not real...just like movies. i don't see arnie blowing up stuff as the terminator and think to myself im gonna go get a gun and go shoot some people in town


conclusion... ban mobs for kids, dont ban games that are 18s... want to ban something that is actually harming us...ban smoking, ban alcohol, ban cars, ban coca cola, ban burger king and mcdonalds for contributing to obesity. those things harm people... an 18 game doesnt, and mobs... well i don't think an 8 year old should be controlled by their mobile phone.



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