Express Yourself Teens Talk about Cell Phone Use and Abuse
with the Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Team
Produced by Cynthia Brian
Cell Phone Use and Abuse
It seems that everyone over the age of 10, and probably some even younger, own a cell phone today. Now that we have the communication tools, are we using or abusing this recent technology? The parents of teens today didn’t grow up with cell phones, and although we seem to not be able to live without them, there are risks involved. Hosts for today’s program are Rachel Glass and Katelyn Darrow who interview The Health Beat reporter in Florida, Nicole Eubanks who provides startling statistics: each month, girls send on average 4050 texts and boys send 2539! Car accidents have risen and radiation from cell phones can cause brain tumors, sleep disorders, and more. Katelyn shares the upsides of the smart phone apps that can help others through volunteering in her Gift of Giving segment. Youngjoo Ahn talks about apps that boost creativity to help people write, draw, photograph, and play. She says she can’t live without them. Social Networking reporter, Alex Lee loves his IPHONE 5 but cautions listeners that although it can do many things, it is still a phone, meant to be used for interaction with other humans, and not through Facetime. He is afraid that we have created a population of idiots as Albert Einstein’s predicted when he said “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” From cyberbullying to texting and driving, abuse and addiction to cell phones is pervasive.
Join our teens from across America and make your own decisions about cell phone use and abuse. But don’t call or text us-we are taking the The One Week No Tweets Challenge. Want to join us?
Listen at Voice America Kids Network: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/72310/cell-phone-use-and-abuse
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