Persuasive Essay. :
Do you think that kids from ages 10-12, be allowed to have phones?? For example in the news a while ago it talked about, how more kids are going into the hospitals, because their necks hurt a lot. The people believe that it’s because of the way they look down when they text people on their phones. Personally i don’t think that kids at that age should be able to have phones. I had a phone at the age of 11, my first one. But I had made some bad mistakes, and I didn’t always pay attention in class when I knew that there was a phone in my pocket. There was a catch though, I was not allowed to text at all. I could only call people and that’s it. So it was different for me.
I believe that 10-12 year old shouldn’t text or have phones, but they could if there was certain rules. Kids at that age could be sex-ting. Now I know what you are thinking, that 10-12 year old’s are too young to do that, or even think of doing or asking to do it. But we live on an earth where nothing is good. So there is still a big possibility that someone right now is either asking someone to send them a picture, or thy are sending one to someone right now. I think that in that case of someone sex-ting, it’s not right. I know that if someone sends a picture to either their boyfriend or girlfriend, and they break up, the person with the picture will send that picture to everyone that he/she knows, then that’s when the worst part begins. The person who is in the picture posing for their boyfriend/girlfriend, will be called so many, many rude and mean names (skank, slut, hore, etc., etc., etc.). That person will feel really, really bad and what if they can’t take it anymore? They could get themselves into some bigger trouble in the future. Nobody wants that, for their daughter/son.
Another reason why I believe kids should not be having phones with text is because kids could be getting very distracted at school, or while they are doing school work. An example of this is what if one day some kid (from ages 10-12) brings a phone to school? For all the teachers know the kid who brought the phone could be texting someone, on the inernet, or playing a game in the phone, the teacher would be talking about like science or something, and the student wouldn’t listen. What if that same kid came to science class the next day and there was a pop quiz on what they learned the day before? We all know that the student that brought the phone won’t pass because the student as not paying attention the day before, because the student was playing with his phone.
Finally my last reason why I believe that kids form ages 10-12 year old’s should not have phones with text. Is because, what if they are cyber-bullying someone?, or your child is getting bullied through text? cyber-bullying consists of gossiping, spreading rumors, or just texting someone rude, unkind, mean things. Somebody could be getting hurt, for that one kids action of cyber-bullying. I know some children could still be very innocent, and naive at that age, but not all children are. There are some kids that really, really dislike someone, and they could be sending texts to that kid that they really don’t like, kids could be sending racist texts, or ones o how many people hate that one person, or other unkind things. I have seen and heard things on the news that some kids do get bullied, and they reach a point when they can’t take it anymore they could end up committing suicide, or making really bad choices that will harm their future in some way, that isn’t good.
In conclusion, I believe that 10-12 year old kids shouldn’t have cell phones with text, unless they have rules or restrictions from a parents or guardian. I think that is the best way because one stupid mistake that they make, like ones I have been talking about could lead to something bigger and/or worse!! I encourage parents to check their child’s phone often, but don’t tell them you will, because they will erase something or hide something bad, that they don’t want you to see. Or another way to check your child’s phone is to go to the phone company, and there you can see everything, and anything about what your child has been texting, what texts he/she has recieved, who your child has called, and who called your child. Also I encourage you, the parents, to ive your child some rules to follow. I would do that if I had a child of my own.