My childhood would be considered horrifying by many of the young children of today. The reason for this is the lack of cell phone I was forced to endure until the age of 16. Looking back on it now, I’m not really sure how I survived this catastrophic circumstance. Now that I am safely in possession of a cell phone, all I can do to compensate for my past is make sure future generations don’t have to suffer as I did.
Nowadays, children are receiving cell phones at the young ages of 6 or 7. But why stop there? I have come to the conclusion that the most efficient way to promote the well-being of today’s youth is to ensure that no human being ever finds themselves without a cell phone. Consequently, this means that along with the rattle, blanket and bottle, cell phones should be issued to every child at birth.
This is truly the only solution. How else are today’s youth supposed to communicate with their families in case of temporary separation, not to mention to correspond with their numerous good friends? Once this plan is put into action, from day one a person will always have their loved ones a mere text or phone call away. In the maternity ward, a newborn will want to celebrate their emergence from the womb with those who have recently undergone the same experiences. With cell phones, this will be possible as newborns can text between hospital rooms to keep their friends updated on the most important aspects of their lives. The texts will most likely say things like, “naptime lol ttyl,” and “i want my mommy :’(.” If the mother and child are separated for any amount of time, the newborn can call their mother and cry into the phone, or simply send a text saying “luv u :)” to let their mother know how they feel. Obviously this communication is a necessity for any child.
Additionally, this immediate access to a cell phone would help promote useful grammar techniques, beginning at birth. Children will be able to forego learning all of the tedious rules of proper English, and instead become familiar with quicker ways to communicate all of the phrases and emotions anyone would ever need to express, in a way that also allows them to be more “cool” and likely to fit in with their peers. An entire conversation could be shortened to just a few characters: “hi how ru?..gr8 u? me 2 kewl…ttyl…cya,” conveying all of the important information and in-depth opinions and feelings that one could ever need to express.
It is apparent that the benefits and privileges associated with cell phone use that have been extended towards individuals of younger and younger ages have not been extended far enough. Why should only those with the ability to walk be endowed with the abilities of communicating via cell phone?