Aren't the reason I do not own a cell phone obvious? No probably not, considering so many people in the world today, including very young children own them. Cell phones are nothing but an easier way for other's to track you down and annoy you non stop! When I am out to dinner with my partner or family I certainly do not want anyone calling and bugging me. They can call or text and interrupt all sorts of thing's from dinner to shopping to a funeral.
Sure we could shut the phone off or leave the phone at home but then what is really the point in having one? I just do not want to be bothered when I am out enjoying myself. The only thing a cell phone is good for is in the event of emergency. I have to admit a cell would have come in handy the few times I have had a car break down or when it was dire that I contact a family member during an emergency.
I agree cell phones are a good thing for anyone in the business world that may have to travel a lot for work. And the one reason I have actually considered buying a cell phone is for the tracking services they offer so I can track my young child should anything, (God forbid) ever happen to him. If I have the phone with the tracking system then the police and myself would know exactly where my child is. This is a wonderful bit of technology that can and has saved a child's life and even that of an adult that has been kidnapped.
We had a close call last school year. My child and two of his little friends were in the 2nd and 3rd grade and were outside for gym class. A stranger went up to one of the boys and was pretending to have lost his little doggy. Yes there was a teacher outside that was supposed to be supervising our kids during gym class. The boy then proceeded to go get my son and another friend to help find the lost doggy for the stranger.
The man then sent the boys three blocks from the school to a house to tell his friend the doggy was lost, he told them just to go on into the house and get the dog's leash off the kitchen tables so when they found the dog they could put him on the leash. The only thing that saved my son and his friends was the fact that they couldn't follow the strangers directions correctly and did not go to the right house! Otherwise God only knows what would have happened to my son and his friends.
So this incident is why I have considered buying a cell phone. I have talked to my children about strangers from the moment they were old enough to understand, actually I started before they could understand because it has always terrified me that some sick BA***** might steal my child and hurt or kill them, God forbid! I have constantly stressed all the rules of not going anywhere near a stranger for any reason in an effort to keep my children safe but apparently as I found out it can still happen no matter how well you teach your child about strangers. Please all parents out there be aware your child is still at risk! I had specifically warned my kids repeatedly about strangers using pets an other excuses to lure them and he still fell for the trick and my son is an extremely intelligent child so do not tell yourself that your child is to smart to do the same thing.
My son should have been safe at school with his teacher but he wasn't and was lured right from the school property right out from under that teachers nose as were th other boys. They simply walked off right down the street. So for this reason I am thinking of buying a cell phone and that is honestly the only good reason I can think of besides, like I said an emergency.
But when you look around today, every where you look there is someone with a phone stuck to their ear. And it is especially dangerous while driving and even though it's against the law in my state to talk on your cell while driving you still see people doing it all the time. Not to mention I cannot even count how many times I have been having a conversation with a friend or family member just to be interrupted by the dreaded cell phone either by ringing or by text messaging.
So there you have it and I hope all parents out there will head my warning about strangers and learn from my story. Thanks for taking your time to read this post. Sincerely, Cell Free in Indiana
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