It’s crazy how the older we get, cell phones are becoming more advanced and kids are receiving cell phones at a young age. Everyone around the world has been becoming more addicted and dependent to them because of the safety it provides and the different applications they have after creating “smart phones”.
I remember the first time I had a cell phone I was 10 years old but when I look around, 5 year olds already have better and recent phones. Rosen mentions, “Many parents have responded to this perceived need for personal security by purchasing cell phones for their children…” But when you think about it, even if children do get a cell phone, you won’t know what they’re really doing when the parents asks them where they are or what they’re doing. I find it hard to believe that when teenagers tell their parents that they couldn’t answer the call because there was no signal or their battery died, they would let it pass and wouldn’t suspect anything. But in the positive side, when they do have an emergency they can always call their parents. I highly dounbt that an elementary school child would have an emergency because their parents are still there to drop them off and pick them up. It’s not like they are old enought to go anywhere by themselves so I don’t see a point where cell phones are needed. The older and responsible they get, the parents should then give their child cell phones because of the many after school activities they may join.
Notice, ever since providers have created cell phones, more and more people have become adddicted to them. They have added the different applications that help people in their everyday lives. When you don’t have a flashlight and you need one, phones act as one or they are made with one. If someone needs to tune their guitar and they don’t have a tuner, you can install one so that you can start playing the guitar. Or if one doesn’t have internet or a computer at home, you can use wifi and start browsing the internet. Even if our phone is so small, it can be our personal computer or planner. It’s everything you’ll ever need but in one. We act like our cell phones are everything and we cannot live without them because we use them everyday and we are that attached to them. I admit that I am attached to my phone and I wouldn’t go anywhere without it because it does keep me safe when I go somewhere by myself.
When using a cell phone, there are some etiquettes that are needed to be followed because if a person doesn’t, it may be considered as “rude”. Like texting someone while a friend is talking to us. It makes it seem that we are focused in another conversation other than the one that is happening in person. Or how people get into the phone call other than interacting with the people around them.
After reading, “Our Cell Phones, Our Selves” it has opened up different understandings of cell phones. We use them so much we depend on them even more as they create more unique features. They are like our personal robots that can listen and respond back when you say something (ex. the siri on the iphone). But what we really need to think about it, what would happen to you if cell phones have all of a sudden vanished? Would you survive?