Mobile Phones

The targeting of young children as the next growth market for the telecom industry is one of the worst ideas to appear in the American economy in a long time. Does anyone really believe that kids today lack sufficient distractions from their school work, that there are insufficient disruptions in the home, and that child predators and advertisers lack sufficient means of access to kids?

What will be the effects of the marketing of mobile phones on children's privacy, education, health and safety?

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Children's Advocates Ask Congress to Investigate Marketing of Mobile Phones to Kids
Gary Ruskin | July 26th, 2005

Articles

Raffi Asks Rogers Not to Market Mobile Phones to Children
Gary Ruskin | August 30th, 2005

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Mobile Phones and Health
National Radiation Protection Board |

Disney Teams With Sprint to Offer National Wireless Service for Families
Walt Disney Internet Group | July 6, 2005 |

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Stefan Lonn et al. | Epidemiology | November, 2004 |