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For the past ten years Britain has been engrossed with the invention Mobile Phones. Already 80% of Children between the ages 11 and 16 own or have owned a mobile phone and they still continue to top Christmas wish lists.

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For the past ten years Britain has been engrossed with the invention Mobile Phones. Already 80% of Children between the ages 11 and 16 own or have owned a mobile phone and they still continue to top Christmas wish lists. This statistic is expected to rise phenomenally in the next ten years. Indeed, the popularity of mobile phones and peers about the safety of using them has resulted in the Government's prompt action and the publishing of reports, which state the health issues of mobile phones, e.g. the Stewart Report. These reports have found that the younger generation maybe at risk and I believe that mobile phones are not a Children's toy. First of all it is necessary to examine the health issues of mobile phones. Many companies insist that their equipment is safe. To ban one mobile phone is like to ban a hundred mobile phones it would be to end an era and would throw the world in to complete dilemma. ...read more.

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The cost of a mobile phone is not to be taken lightly. They can be from �10 upto and beyond �400. The accessories that come with the phone are also extortisnate. Many people stick with the ringtones they are given free with the phone. If people wish to spend �10 upto �10,000 on a mobile phone cover then so be it. Children are having deliberate pressure put on them into buying the latest ringtone and cover due to the adverts which are placed on the t.v. The companys' are aiming adverts at children to force them into purchasing some of their stock. Some say it teaches them to be money wise. It does only if the phone is " Pay as you Go ". But 60% of children have a contract phone in witch the consumer has to have a switch card. ...read more.

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However in the old days the parent would go down and check if the child was actually at the park. Mobile phones are an invention which shook the nation. Not only are they useful for communication skills but also for financial reasons. Furthermore mobile phones do bring about a lot of street crime, eight in ten muggings are to do with mobile phones this surely is enough to prove that mobile phones are causing trouble not stoping it. Likewise, young people who are using mobile phones begin to get accustemed to useing shortned word abreviations which make their vocabulary limited and their spelling hopeless i.e there becomes thr and you becomes u. This also shows that mobile phones should not be allocated to persons under the age of sixteen. After a valid investigations of the facts I believe mobile phones are not a Childrens toy. Stuart Melville ...read more.

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