Some parents forbid young children from owning smart phones (cell phones with Internet access), while others disagree and believe that they are important tools for keeping in touch. Which point of view do you think is better, and why?

For many people,a smartphone is indispensable—as necessary as food and water. Others. However, may not see the appeal. As the technology of smartphones has emerged into our daily life, I'm of the opinion that it is not possible to take away those from our young children. Nor the usage of these devices can be satisfied without them. There are several strong arguments to be made in favor of smart devices as a requirement. First and foremost, school work nowadays requires smartphones for doing homework. So if they are prohibited for children, they will ultimately stay behind their classmates and this could yield a decrease in performance. For example, I once had been banned to own a cellphone for a week at home when I was 13 and I missed the announcement about having a very important sociology exam. So, I failed that exam. Second, by putting restrictions on possessing a cell phone, we eventually jeopardize a child's social life, as it brings about having no conversation topics in common with the other kids. Blending in plays a major role in a child's mental development and self-acceptance. This will yield isolation in the very first days. For instance, when I was in middle school, there was a girl called Yassi. She had no kind of smart device. At the time, most of the girls at our school chatted about influential celebrities on social media. As a result, Yassi could only join them by pretending to be interested in someone she had never heard of. To sum it up, I firmly believe that as long as the smartphone's internet usage is under supervision, not just that it will absolutely be beneficial in many aspects, it won't also bring any harm owing one, and a restriction is not a necessity. I think the pros of owning one outweigh the cons. However, it is a demanding job to keep parental control 24/7. Hence, it may require installing some additional applications for more assurance.
Submitted by Mahta Akhyani on
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