Jennifer - posted on 05/22/2010 ( 379 moms have responded )
You know, I understand that it is a huge convenience for a child to have a cell phone --- so you can contact them when you need to. However, I feel as though, aside from other scientists with electrical and magnetic theory backgrounds like myself, that I am one of the few parents that absolutely refuse to allow my kids to use cell phones. My four-year-old is not allowed to use our cell phones unless it is on speaker and only if she holds it away from her body. Aside from the tentative health risks posed to children from the non-ionized radiation emitted from cell phones, I simply think the idea that it is a necessity for them to have one is slightly ridiculous. I see so many children with cell phones glued to their ears, and many of them aren't even teens yet. Please tell me that I am not the only one that feels that this is insane.