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  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    [quote]It is rightly stated that any product is not an unmitigated blessing. It is further correctly stated that going against an invention will be like stopping a speeding car standing in the middle of road. Thus, it can be safely concluded that mobile phones have to be used. Children have to be trained in use of gadgets as this is part of process of making them responsible future citizens. But some precautions should be observed and rules framed for safe and proper use of phones by children. Hence, I suggested in an earlier post that children studying in Class VI and above alone be allowed use of mobile phones with suitable guidelines and code of conduct. Children have even otherwise to abide by school discipline. Rules about use of mobile phones are also part of discipline and should be accordingly enforced. [/quote]

    To some extent you do have a point Gulshan! But considering the long term effects of a mobile, it is not prudent to give them a mobile at a young age - class VI onwards included! In fact those are the beginning of the teen years and puberty that makes them all the more vulnerable to anything that can be addictive! Mobile phones have a major effect on children and brings about undesirable changes in their lifestyle. These children become very much obsessed with the phones and are constantly checking messages. Instead of spending time playing sports in the fresh air and engaging in other creative activities and hobbies, they spend most of their time on the phone either texting or talking with friends.

    As we all now know that prolonged use of mobiles has now led to an all set of new psychological problems, children being more susceptible to them. Even if the parents do ensure that they train their children properly on usage of the phone, it still remains the fact that with both parents working outside home in majority of the households, who is to ensure that these guidelines be followed.

    Studies have also shown that children below the age of sixteen are more affected by the mobile rediations. Since their brain and other body tissues are still developing, these radiations can cause severe cell damage. It is also believed, that there is a link between the childhood cancer and mobile radiations.

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  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Apart from the disadvantages like health hazards and frequent SMS ing the children can be taught to use the mobiles for learning things too.They can be taught to use Google maps,how to use reminders to remember some important occasions,how to make use of alarm in times of exams,how to use a calculator etc..

    In this fast moving world we need to equip ourselves with all technologies.It is like a multivitamin capsule.Up gradation should start at an early stage.Again it all lies in the fact how we mold our children.Parents and Teachers are jointly responsible for molding a child.A knife can be used to both cut vegetables and slit a throat.Similarly children can be taught to use the cellphones for urgent ,emergency needs and for upgrading the knowledge leaving out the ill effects of it.

  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Kalyani Nandurkar wrote:
    [quote][quote]It is rightly stated that any product is not an unmitigated blessing. It is further correctly stated that going against an invention will be like stopping a speeding car standing in the middle of road. Thus, it can be safely concluded that mobile phones have to be used. Children have to be trained in use of gadgets as this is part of process of making them responsible future citizens. But some precautions should be observed and rules framed for safe and proper use of phones by children. Hence, I suggested in an earlier post that children studying in Class VI and above alone be allowed use of mobile phones with suitable guidelines and code of conduct. Children have even otherwise to abide by school discipline. Rules about use of mobile phones are also part of discipline and should be accordingly enforced. [/quote]

    To some extent you do have a point Gulshan! But considering the long term effects of a mobile, it is not prudent to give them a mobile at a young age - class VI onwards included! In fact those are the beginning of the teen years and puberty that makes them all the more vulnerable to anything that can be addictive! Mobile phones have a major effect on children and brings about undesirable changes in their lifestyle. These children become very much obsessed with the phones and are constantly checking messages. Instead of spending time playing sports in the fresh air and engaging in other creative activities and hobbies, they spend most of their time on the phone either texting or talking with friends.

    As we all now know that prolonged use of mobiles has now led to an all set of new psychological problems, children being more susceptible to them. Even if the parents do ensure that they train their children properly on usage of the phone, it still remains the fact that with both parents working outside home in majority of the households, who is to ensure that these guidelines be followed.

    Studies have also shown that children below the age of sixteen are more affected by the mobile radiations. Since their brain and other body tissues are still developing, these radiations can cause severe cell damage. It is also believed, that there is a link between the childhood cancer and mobile radiations.[/quote]

    The affect of mobile radians is on all. There are some curses of modern way of living, mobile phones excluded. We cannot completely get rid of these but may restrain the use and adopt precautions. It is stated that children below the age of sixteen are more affected by mobile phone radiations. This may be right. But even then at some stage, children are to be allowed use of mobile phones. At eighteen they are adults and may even choose to be employed. At eighteen, they should be fully competent to use all essential things including mobile phones. This is possible only if they are trained to use these a few years earlier than getting adult. Hence, using the phones from sixth class appears okay.

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  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    "Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone ?"

    thanks for nice & awareness oriented topic which appeals masses.we find that from the onset of mobile mobile has been a wonder machine with all ages may be youth wish to aquire gadget as fashion,or boss wish to possess the mobile for its user friendly appeal

    whatever may be tarriff rate in all it has been a popular tool in youth especially where they need mobiles more than business man uses it .hence any thing given to energetic youth need to be monitor ,as

    1 youth or student really gets emotionally attached to mobile,that makes them forget time, place

    2 recent student accident in railways,road all proves that a ringing mobile makes them disturb where they are

    eg-bycicle,biker, driver can make accident easily to loose his life as he picks phone he loose control to notice whats coming his way & student walking on road with cell may get victimised because of being on road

    many student r victims due to mobiles is reality that we can't forget so even though it has huge demand & popularity we need to understand risk

    though many in this GD may request ban but i'm against IT I prefer that a student has pocket money & PCO Booth is reliable option so that road ,railway accident , etc can be avoided

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  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Gulshan wrote:
    [quote]The affect of mobile radians is on all. There are some curses of modern way of living, mobile phones excluded. We cannot completely get rid of these but may restrain the use and adopt precautions. It is stated that children below the age of sixteen are more affected by mobile phone radiations. This may be right. But even then at some stage, children are to be allowed use of mobile phones. At eighteen they are adults and may even choose to be employed. At eighteen, they should be fully competent to use all essential things including mobile phones. This is possible only if they are trained to use these a few years earlier than getting adult. Hence, using the phones from sixth class appears okay.[/quote]

    Gulshan while it is true that everyone gets affected by the radiations emitted by a mobile, yet the fact remains their effects are much much more in proportion on young children than in the adults. Children's past age eighteen is generally complete with proper formation of all body tissues and organs, so teh radiations will not affect them so much as they will on younger children.

    So, if children below 18 are allowed to use mobiles regularly, in effect we are allowing shortening of their life span.

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  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Kalyani Nandurkar wrote:
    [quote]Gulshan wrote:
    [quote]The affect of mobile radians is on all. There are some curses of modern way of living, mobile phones excluded. We cannot completely get rid of these but may restrain the use and adopt precautions. It is stated that children below the age of sixteen are more affected by mobile phone radiations. This may be right. But even then at some stage, children are to be allowed use of mobile phones. At eighteen they are adults and may even choose to be employed. At eighteen, they should be fully competent to use all essential things including mobile phones. This is possible only if they are trained to use these a few years earlier than getting adult. Hence, using the phones from sixth class appears okay.[/quote]

    Gulshan while it is true that everyone gets affected by the radiations emitted by a mobile, yet the fact remains their effects are much much more in proportion on young children than in the adults. Children's past age eighteen is generally complete with proper formation of all body tissues and organs, so teh radiations will not affect them so much as they will on younger children.

    So, if children below 18 are allowed to use mobiles regularly, in effect we are allowing shortening of their life span.[/quote]

    I only submitted that there has to be some stage when children be allowed use of mobile phones. You say that the stage should be attaining age of 18 years. I suggested the stage when a child enters class VI. If the children in class VI are too young for mobile phones, let them use when they enter class XI. They will be a little grown up by then and may easily learn to use the mobile phones with care.

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  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    Friends,

    We have discussed the health hazards both physical,physiological and more importantly mental which reckless use of this technological marvel can cause to the most vulnerable sections of our society- students and youths.As I mentioned earlier that it would be neither pragmatic nor feasible to impose blanket restrictions on our students who form a diverse section of our society.Youth is such a phase of our life that it intrinsically challenges any attempt to fetter what they perceive as their freedom.We don't have any statistical information to establish the validity of the apprehension that a majority of our students indulges in gross abuses of their mobile phones so to my mind it is a hypothesis which needs validation.It is natural tendency on our part to make sweeping generalisations.There are reports of gross abuses which may cause knee-jerk reactions among us resulting in making suggestions like providing them with mobile phone with simple or basic features or setting some guidelines.My question is how do we set those guidlines and more importantly how do we go about implementing them.I have come across many students who are imaginatively and adroitly putting their multi-media featured hands to smart uses which help them in their study.There are cases too of misuses or abuses by a few.There is another aspect to this problem which is peer pressure.If a friend uses a high-end mobile it set up a competition among others to out do it! I would deal with the solution part in my next post.

  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    chinmoymukherjee wrote:
    [quote]Friends,

    We have discussed the health hazards both physical,physiological and more importantly mental which reckless use of this technological marvel can cause to the most vulnerable sections of our society- students and youths.As I mentioned earlier that it would be neither pragmatic nor feasible to impose blanket restrictions on our students who form a diverse section of our society.Youth is such a phase of our life that it intrinsically challenges any attempt to fetter what they perceive as their freedom.We don't have any statistical information to establish the validity of the apprehension that a majority of our students indulges in gross abuses of their mobile phones so to my mind it is a hypothesis which needs validation.It is natural tendency on our part to make sweeping generalisations.There are reports of gross abuses which may cause knee-jerk reactions among us resulting in making suggestions like providing them with mobile phone with simple or basic features or setting some guidelines.My question is how do we set those guidlines and more importantly how do we go about implementing them.I have come across many students who are imaginatively and adroitly putting their multi-media featured hands to smart uses which help them in their study.There are cases too of misuses or abuses by a few.There is another aspect to this problem which is peer pressure.If a friend uses a high-end mobile it set up a competition among others to out do it! I would deal with the solution part in my next post.[/quote]

    Instances of misuse of mobile phones are reported in newspapers from time to time. Generally, phones with camera and MMS facility are misused against women and girls. I suggested in my posts that smart phones should not be allowed. Simple phones with speech and text facility only be allowed and code of conduct be framed.

    In view of wide use and utility of mobile phones, it is not feasible to make a blanket ban. Only restrictions can be considered. I have mentioned some in my posts.

    G. K. Ajmani Tax consultant
    http://gkajmani-mystraythoughts.blogspot.com/


  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    I think many of our student days had over in various campuses without any of these equipments.So it is not a necessary thing to students.But it is a status symbol now and that is why students are more addicted to it.

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  • Re: Is it good to allow students to use mobile phone?

    by » 9 years ago


    I don't think it would be a mature stand to call it an addiction or as an unnecessary adjunct to today's living.Let us focus on finding a logical solution to this problem instead of making any attempt to turn the wheel of progress back.I once again reiterate that any arm-twisitng would make matters worse and we should not be unduly harsh or critical of students using mobile phone or let our personal prejudices or bias come in the way of finding an acceptable solution.I remeber how fiercely the Left Front government opposed and forcibly blocked the entry of computers in government offices in fear of loss of jobs- a decision which hurt the cause of computer education in the state .This decision was subsequently rued by its leaders.I am referring to this only because any archaic attitude towards modern gadgets and technology which is out of sync with times may prove terribly costly! And my argument should not be viewed as support to any undesirable and improper use of mobile phones by the students.Rather I am very much conscious of this problem but suggesting or implementing any course which may prove counter-productive is simply not on .Let us recognise the problem and try finding practical means to contain this malaise.I am opposed to any coercive methods and would rather affirm greater faith in persuasive methods.Educating the students about the darker sides of negative use of mobile phones is the only way to fight this phenomenon.Banning or putting restrictions is just like throwing the baby with the bathwater and reflects a defeatist mindset.

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