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petroglyph
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May 19th, 2018 at 4:34:19 PM permalink
There are many articles claiming the exposure to radio/electric waves causes harm to brains and health.

There are also studies claiming an over abundance of data is causing mental problems, including a study by Standford that says data can increase stress. https://web.stanford.edu/~perssonp/Attention_Manipulation_Aug2017.pdf

Is it possible, that multiples of over stress is partially to blame for increased school shootings?

I don't see the benefit to kids being constantly plugged in to the www, where if parents want to be able to communicate 24/7 with their children, a dumb phone might be better than the newest I phone?
GlenG
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May 19th, 2018 at 4:53:39 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

There are many articles claiming the exposure to radio/electric waves causes harm to brains and health.

There are also studies claiming an over abundance of data is causing mental problems, including a study by Standford that says data can increase stress. https://web.stanford.edu/~perssonp/Attention_Manipulation_Aug2017.pdf

Is it possible, that multiples of over stress is partially to blame for increased school shootings?

I don't see the benefit to kids being constantly plugged in to the www, where if parents want to be able to communicate 24/7 with their children, a dumb phone might be better than the newest I phone?



I just started College when the Iphone came out. But I didnt get my first cell phone until i was 17..which for then was a little late, because many of my friends had a cell phone freshman year..I remember all they were good for was snake and brick breaker since text limits were still a thing..I had a TI-83 for that (it had better games too)

Now-a-days every kid has one...my friend is a 3rd grade teacher...she has a shoe cubby on her door so the kids can put their phones away so they learn without interruptions...she said 2/3rds of these kids have more than just a smart phone....many have Ipads, smart watches, tablets etc...(1 kid has a dumb phone btw)
CasinoMiner
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May 23rd, 2018 at 5:34:01 AM permalink
I think that, like most parenting questions, it really depends.

Some kids are responsible enough to use phones responsibly, while others will need a bit more supervision and guidance. Just know your kid, and know how much trust he can be given.
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May 23rd, 2018 at 5:56:31 AM permalink
I'm not a parent, so perhaps my opinion doesn't matter, but I think phones should be locked in school lockers during school hours. Phones on kids should be confiscated until after school. Overload and distractions are a real problem, not to mention cyber bullying and immature judgment of popularity or cost of phones. Dumb phones are enough for any kid under 16 or so.
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May 23rd, 2018 at 6:00:54 AM permalink
"Dumb phones," are actually better than "Smartphones," in and after natural disasters. For example, I had a smartphone that was out of service for like 3 days after Hurricane Irma. However, a guy who had a TracFone dumb phone still had a working cellphone. Dumb phones are a smart phone when it comes to natural disasters. ;)
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May 23rd, 2018 at 6:19:07 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

"Dumb phones," are actually better than "Smartphones," in and after natural disasters. For example, I had a smartphone that was out of service for like 3 days after Hurricane Irma. However, a guy who had a TracFone dumb phone still had a working cellphone. Dumb phones are a smart phone when it comes to natural disasters. ;)

I have an ATT service and a Note 4 phone, well I did, but it got lost/stolen AGAIN the other day. I tracked it down to some trailer/RV park in Arizona, but I can't pinpoint the exact location and they could have been mobile.

Anyways, I also have the Walmart Stright Talk service and a Samsung Galaxy Sky. I get way better service from the Straight Talk (is that Verizon?) than ATT, especially when traveling.

I'm a big fan of the $45/$55 a month no contract Walmart Streight talk service.
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May 23rd, 2018 at 6:27:43 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I have an ATT service and a Note 4 phone, well I did, but it got lost/stolen AGAIN the other day. I tracked it down to some trailer/RV park in Arizona, but I can't pinpoint the exact location and they could have been mobile.

Anyways, I also have the Walmart Stright Talk service and a Samsung Galaxy Sky. I get way better service from the Straight Talk (is that Verizon?) than ATT, especially when traveling.

I'm a big fan of the $45/$55 a month no contract Walmart Streight talk service.



I personally tried the "Find my phone," test and it said my phone was somewhere around my area but didn't tell the exact house. I can see owners of the phone knocking on nearby homes demanding their cellphone back and being treated to a real life version of "Get off my lawn," by Clint Eastwood. ;) :O
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May 23rd, 2018 at 6:58:19 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

I personally tried the "Find my phone," test and it said my phone was somewhere around my area but didn't tell the exact house. I can see owners of the phone knocking on nearby homes demanding their cellphone back and being treated to a real life version of "Get off my lawn," by Clint Eastwood. ;) :O

I have a feeling the only lawns around this place are the ones they rolled out along with their inflatable kiddy pool.

Come to think of it, Rob Singer probably has it (-;
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May 23rd, 2018 at 8:30:45 AM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

where if parents want to be able to communicate 24/7 with their children, a dumb phone might be better than the newest I phone?



Parents don't need to communicate with their children 24/7, especially while in school.

Problem solved!
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May 23rd, 2018 at 9:29:47 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Parents don't need to communicate with their children 24/7, especially while in school.

Problem solved!

Replace the phones with guns, especially while in school.

Problem solved!

(-;
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