Children with cell phones have been a common sight for some time now – the photo on this post is from a 2012 Chatelaine article, How to protect your children from cell phone radiation – just one of the many problems associated with cell phone use by children. You’d be forgiven if you thought there wasn’t much controversy about cell phones and kids these days. But apparently, the debate rages on. The Huffington Post recently posted an article called, “Ten reasons why handheld devices should be banned for children under the age of twelve”. The author cites many sources indicating the reasons for her proposal. The article has been re-posted and commented on everywhere online. One response from the blog Mindshift links to many rebuttals, including those questioning the facts presented and the conclusions reached in the HuffPo piece. It is a good place to start looking at the other side of the story.
As always, we remind you that the library databases are also a great source of information – check out these EBSCO search results for articles about children and cell phones from many different perspectives.