These days, mobile phones have made an important place in our lives. They have a great influence over all age groups. The hot topic of discussion among the parents these days is "The influence of mobile phones on kids." The children have been affected a lot from these gadgets. Parents think that mobile phones are a tracking tool to know the whereabouts of their children. They wish to stay in touch with them all the time. So they want that their child should always carry a mobile handset.
We know that, kids below eight should not use mobile phones because of various health hazards. So we should prevent kids from using these high-end devices. A research says that kids who use mobile phones widely are prone to tumors. However, this is not justified as there is no evidence to justify the bad effects of mobile devices. But it is for sure that mobile phones do affect kids, but gradually. You must have heard of health hazards like high or low blood pressure, cancer, etc., which can occur by using these phones. Therefore, children should be told to avoid the extensive use of mobile phones as it may badly affect their nervous system.
Apart from health hazards, these handsets can also affect the kids in other ways. For instance, the latest phones have the ability to share photos and videos. A kid can just push wrong buttons and send some details to a wrong person. He may also dial numbers unknowingly and create problems for others.
In short, we can say that mobile devices are beneficial for kids but have some disadvantages too. There are certain things which parents need to consider while deciding which mobile phone they should purchase for their kid. They should consider the price, network service and features. The drop in prices of phones and the availability of latest mobile phones with amazing deals and offers are motivating parents to purchase mobile phones for their kids. They can also learn easily the functions and features of these latest devices. Even an eight year old can easily learn how to send messages, capture pictures, make calls and play games.