posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 11:12 AM
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.