Children and mobile phones - the pros and cons, when and what kind of phone is best to buy baby

By Admin | Children
12 April 2016

Today, hardly anyone surprised baby with mobile phone in hand.On the one hand - a common phenomenon, and on the other hand involuntarily slips thought - and not it too early?Not bad right?

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understand the pros and cons of this phenomenon, but at the same time find out - at what age such a gift will be more useful, and how it should be.

content of the article:

  • Pros and cons of mobile phones among children
  • When you can buy a child a mobile phone?
  • Things to remember when buying a child a phone?
  • Which phone is better to buy a baby?
  • Safety - read with their children!

Pros and cons of mobile phones among children - is there any damage to cell phones for kids?



  • Through phone parents have the ability to control their child .Not like 15-20 years ago, when we had to slurp valerian in anticipation of a child with a walk.Today, you can just call and ask the child - where he is.Even the track - where exactly, if the
    child does not respond to calls.
  • phone has many useful features: camera, alarm clock, reminders and others. Remembers - a very handy feature for scattered and inattentive children.
  • Security. At any time a child may call mom and tell that he was in danger, hit the knee, hurts school student or a teacher, and so on. And at the same time to shoot (or recorded on tape) - who have offended, and I said it looks like.
  • reason for communication. Alas, but true.This is what we learned about earlier in the circles of interest and on common trips to museums and the Russian beauty, and modern young generation goes through "new technologies".
  • Internet. do without the World Wide Web today can virtually none.And, for example, in a school where not very convenient to carry a laptop, you can turn on the phone and quickly find the information on the web.
  • responsibility. phone - one of the first things dear child that should be protected.Because if you lose, you do not buy a new soon.


  • expensive phone in a child - it's always the risk , the phone can steal, rob, and so on. Kids tend to boast solid gadgets, and the consequences they do not particularly think (even if my mother readshome educational lecture).
  • Phone - is the ability to listen to music. that children are very fond of listening to the road, on the way to school, with headphones in their ears.And the headphones in my ears on the street - it is risk to miss the car on the road.
  • Mobile - these are additional costs for mom and dad , if the child is not able to control his desire to communicate by telephone.
  • phone (as, indeed, and other modern device) - is limit for real communication of the child. Having the opportunity to enter into a network and communicating with people through phone and computer, the child loses the need to communicate outside the displays and monitors.
  • dependence .Influenced by phone child gets instantly, and then wean him from the mobile is almost impossible.A short time later, the child begins to eat, sleep, walk-in shower and watch TV with a phone in his hand.See also: depending on the phone or nomofobiya - how to manifest, and how to treat?
  • child distracted during lessons.
  • Parents are more difficult to control information , which receives the child from the outside.
  • falling level of knowledge. Relying on the phone, the baby less well prepared for school - for any formula can be found on the web.
  • And the main drawback - it is, of course, health hazard :
    1. High frequency radiation causes harm to the child is even more serious than adult.
    2. radiation suffers from the nervous and immune systems, there are problems with memory, reduced attention, disturbed sleep, headaches, moodiness, etc. increases.
    3. small screen, small letters, bright colors - often "hang" in thephone drastically reduces the child's vision.
    4. Long phone conversations harm the ear, brain and overall health.

When you can buy a mobile phone for your child - tips for parents

hardly crumb begins to sit, walk and play, his gaze falls on the mother's cell phone - a bright, musical and mysterious machine that really want to touch.With this age, in fact, the baby and begins to reach for new technologies.Of course, the personal use of such a toy crumbs will not give, but this long-awaited moment for the child not far .


when he comes?

  • 1 to 3 years. Strongly recommended to avoid serious health problems.
  • From 3 to 7 years. According to experts, in this age of "communication" with the child's phone is also limited.It is one thing - to distract the child's cartoon in the queue to see a doctor or have a game at home in a brief to develop the game, and quite another - to give crumbs gadget that "under the feet do not interfere."
  • From 7 to 12. child already understands that the phone - something expensive, and treats it carefully.And the relationship with the child at school, very important for mothers.But this age - the search and questions.All the information that you do not give your child, he will find in the phone - remember this.Injury also has not been canceled - a child is still developing, so many hours of telephone service on a daily basis - it's a health problem in the future.Conclusion: The phone is necessary, but the easiest - economy version, without the possibility of access to the network only for communications.
  • from 12 and above. teenager is difficult to explain that the phone is an economy class without access to the Internet - that's exactly what he wants.So we have to shell out a little bit and come to terms with the fact that the child has grown.However, to remind of the dangers of phones - does not hurt.

Things to remember when buying a child first phone?

  • Such a purchase makes sense when the mobile phone is really an urgent need.
  • Many extra functions of the child on the phone useless.
  • children of primary school is not necessary to buy expensive phones, to avoid the loss, theft, envy classmates and other troubles.
  • Luxury Phone may be a gift for high school students, but only if the parents believe that such a purchase did not "corrupt" the child, but on the contrary - to spur "take to new heights."


course, the child should keep pace with the times: to protect him from the very technological innovations - at least, strange.But everything has its «golden mean» - buying a phone daze, remember that the benefits of mobility should at least cover its damage.

Which phone is better to buy a child - the necessary functions of a mobile phone for children

As for teenagers - they are themselves able to tell and show, which phone best and most appropriate .And even buy this phone the most, some high school students in the state (many are beginning to work since 14 years).


why we talk about the functions and features of your phone for a child of primary school (from 7-8 years).

  • Do not give your child a "legacy" mobile. Many mothers and fathers give children old phones with the purchase of new, more modern.In this case, the practice of "inheritance" is not justified - the phone is inconvenient for an adult child's palm, in the expanded menu a lot of excess, vision deteriorates quite rapidly.The best option - a children's mobile phone with the relevant characteristics, including the principal - the minimum radiation.
  • menu should be simple and easy.
  • Selecting templates to send a quick SMS.
  • control functions and safety , including a ban on unfamiliar incoming / outgoing calls and SMS.
  • Speed ​​dialing and call using a button.
  • «Remembers» , calendar, alarm clock.
  • Integrated GPS-navigator. Allows you to track the location of Chad and receive alerts when leaving the child outside a certain area (for example, school or neighborhood).
  • Environmentally friendly phone (check with the seller of the materials and producers).
  • large buttons and large fonts.

If you desperately need a phone for a kid under the age of 7 years (for example, you send it to the country or to a sanatorium), then bypassed just a phone "for the little ones» .This device provides a minimum set of features: the almost complete lack of buttons, except for 2-4 - to dial the number of mom, dad, or grandmother, start a call, and to complete it.

There are models children's phones, which has function "invisible wiretapping» : Mom sends sms-ku with the code on the mobile and hear everything that happens outside of the phone.Alternatively, a continuous function of sending messages on the movement / location of the child (GPS-receiver).

Safety of mobile phone for your child - read with their children!


  • You can not hang your mobile on a string around his neck. First, the child is under the direct influence of a constant magnetic radiation.Secondly, during the game the child can be hooked lace and injury.Ideal for your phone - in a pocket purse or backpack.
  • can not talk on the phone in the street on his way home. Especially if the child is alone.For robbers child's age does not matter.In the best case, the child may just cheat by asking the phone to "call urgently and call for help," and disappeared into the crowd with the gadget.
  • can not talk on the phone more than 3 minutes (further increases the risk of the impact of radiation on health).During the conversation, the tube should be applied to one ear, then another, to avoid, once again, hurt by the phone.
  • The quieter talking on the phone - the lower the radiation of mobile. That is yelling into the receiver is not necessary.
  • In the subway, turn off the phone - in search mode network phone radiation increases, and the battery quickly sits down.
  • And, of course, you can not sleep with the phone. distance to the baby's head on the gadget - not less than 2 meters.