Mobile phones and kids: helpful or harmful? [Archives:2008/1167/Reportage]

June 26 2008

By: Alia Ishaq
Mohammed Ziyad is a nine year old boy who has had his own mobile phone for the last three months. His mom gave it to him in order to keep track of his movements while he is out of home with friends.

“If he is in the house, I take the mobile away from him. But when he is away, I give it to him. It is my way of making sure he is alright and communicating with him when he is on his own,” said his mother.

“I like having my own mobile phone, and I only wish mom would have let me pick a better one,” said Mohammed. “”I want one of the more expensive ones because the kids in school show off with what type of phone they have