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The advantage and disadvantage of mobile phone to teenagers

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on 7 May 2014

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Transcript of The advantage and disadvantage of mobile phone to teenagers

Cell Phones as a Means to Connect

Smartphones allow teenagers to keep in touch not only with their friends, but also with family members, schools and emergency services. Facebook and other social media applications allow for instant updates on a teenager's status, and mobile phones have revolutionized long-distance communication by including long-distance calling options in their service plans. The ability to send instant text messages is an added advantage, though it should be avoided while driving. According to the Pew Research Center's 2008 study, an estimated 88 percent of teenage mobile phones users use their phones to connect through text messaging.
Mobile ‘addiction’
Teenagers develop a strong sense of ownership to their mobile phones. They can be very upset if the phone’s taken away or lost. Mobile phones become part of their life. People are getting ignorance with what is actually happened around them. This is due to the advanced technology causes them to live in their own world.
They do not feel anything
if not communicate with others because they used to be with their mobile phones.

Big Bills
A frustrated parent, in a September 2008 Bankrate.com article about the high cost of high-tech teens, complained of monthly bills ranging from $360 to $1,100 for her teen's cellular phone bills. The charges were a result of excess minutes, text and SMS message fees, and music downloads. Such excessive bills are not unusual. In the article, writer Karen Haywood Queen suggests that parents have their teen foot the bill to encourage them to be fiscally responsible.
The advantage and disadvantage of mobile phone to teenagers
Cell Phones as an Aid in Emergency Situations

One of the biggest advantages to a teenager having a mobile phone is the
ability to call an emergency service in case of an accident or a towing service in case of a tire blowout while driving. According to the 2008 study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 75 percent of Americans claim to have used their mobile phones in emergency situations.
Emergency agencies also support the use of mobile phones during an emergency by urging people to add the letters ICE (for "in case of emergency") in front of certain names in their mobile phone directory to designate who should be called in case of an emergency. Many new phones also include GPS location technology, allowing parents to pinpoint the location of their teens or to locate lost or stolen phones.

all these information is from http://www.ehow.com
According to a 2008 study by the Pew Research Center, 75 percent of teenagers ages 12 to 17 own a mobile phone and use that phone for daily communication through talking and text messaging.Although mobile phones may be a distraction in schools, there are many advantages to teenagers keeping and using their mobile phones.
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