Posts tagged ‘tech’

May 3, 2012

Children with cell phones

by mommahasapottymouth

As promised, I have something to say about children with cell phones.

First of all, what the hell did our parents do with out their own or one for us???

I really don’t think that it is appropriate for a child in school (elementary, middle) to have a cell phone. And a $300 + phone at that? Shoot. My momma would’a laughed in my face.

What are the reasons y’all are giving them to kids anyway? Here I will list why your crap reasons are just that: C R A P.

  • To stay in touch: loosely translates (in my opinion) to I want to be able to call them and get an answer. I say PSH! Big load of crap. Those elementary and middle school age kids are exactly where they should be: school. And last I heard (times change though) was there is (in most cases) a no cell phone/ electronic devises allowed at school.
  • Family bonding? Are you fuckin joking? What ever happened to movie night or dinner table talks?
  • Teaches Responsibility: Yeah, because with my first cell phone I was SOOOO responsible, with the racking up the minuets and the downloading of the cool ring tones. And with today’s cell phones, there is also that huge DATA charge.
  • In case of an emergency: OK i will slightly concede with this one, but when I was a kid, my momma always made sure that we had two quarters to call her with.

So I under stand the need for an older child to have a cell phone, with limitations. As I mentioned before, I worked for a major cell company and I know there are ways to limit usage, like say, 12 am texts? Gone! Oh daddy doesn’t like lill miss’ new boyfriend? That is a now RESTRICTED number that can not be called.

The one thing parents need to understand is although you think you are in control, you are not. I over heard a man telling his girlfriend that if he really wanted to, he could check in to her daughters texts and read them all. All he had to do was call the company. Heres the thing: These company’s do not have this large room being manned watching all incoming and out going texts waiting for a concerned parent to call and ask to have a copy of all the messages being sent to and from a number on their account. At best they have record three (yes 3) days back and you need a court order. Those people answering the phones at customer service can not even see them.

 

So, if you are going to trust your kid with a phone, I think it would be mighty wise to learn everything available to you before you take the plunge. There is a chaperone service, a Disney phone that only has preset numbers. And there are parental controls.

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May 1, 2012

Theres an App for that…

by mommahasapottymouth

In a society that is built on looks alone, I am disturbed by this app. I’m sure that it will be a hit at frat parties and drinking games, but I think it is absurd!

 

The app I’m specifically talking about is called “How Ugly Are You?” and it is an iPhone app. I don’t even know where to begin. I have no idea how much it costs, but I do know that it scans the structure of your face, looking for symmetry. And then it gives you a rating from 1 to 10, 10 being the very ugliest.

I guess my concern is the young generation havin smart phones to begin with. They are impressionable. One friend at the lunch table says ” Hey Dorothy, come on over here. I wanna take your picture. It will tell you how pretty you are.” And BAM! she gets a 10. Then what? The girl becomes (or rather tries) to change her self into something that is not needed.

Save the ” parents know what their children download” crap. I used to work for a MAJOR wireless company. There are so many STUPID parents out there that have no idea what their children are doing or looking at its amazing.

(SO this wasn’t supposed to be about kids with cell phones. It’s about apps. I have a post in the works about kids with cell phones. Your gonna love it. I HOPE it gets a debate going. Or someone telling me I am wrong. )

Any who….

So why exactly would one purchase this stupid idea of an app?? I mean really, when you look in the mirror, you honestly know if one side of your face is different then the other, don’t ya??

 

Next look for the dumbest smart phone apps. Yup. I am stooping that low! See y’all later!

 

 

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