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Rogerian Essay

  • Date Submitted: 05/10/2014 01:36 AM
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ESSAY THREE (ROGERIAN) ESSAY EXAMPLE In today’s society, it is normal to go to a public place, such as a mall or restaurant, and see a child using a cell phone either chatting or texting. Having a cell phone seems like a necessity to the current younger generation, especially teenagers. According to U.S. Cellular Stats, approximately 60% of American kids own cell phones. But at what age is a child ready for his or her own cell phone or when is one needed? Some parents believe their children should have cell phones at a very young age, such as seven to ten, or in elementary school, whereas other parents think their children shouldn’t have a cell phone until they can drive, or around the age of sixteen. All parents want what they believe is the best for their son or daughter and also want their children to be happy. Most younger children and teenagers believe they will be “more cool” if they own a cell phone. Cell phones have become an icon of importance and popularity among most peer groups at school, no matter whether it’s elementary, middle, or high school. Most children feel a need to fit in and therefore wish to have a cell phone. Many parents will give one to their child simply to make them happy. Some parents may even give in to their child’s request for a cell phone even though they may not feel it is necessary for them to have one. All parents want their child to be responsible and some think having a cell phone teaches a child responsibility. Along with managing minutes, the kid needs to keep track of the phone. If an adult is worried their son or daughter will lose his or her phone, then maybe it isn’t the right time to buy one. As well, with this responsibility comes more independence for the child. The child will want to be more independent and assume they can do more activities, such as go out with their friends when they want.

One reason some parents don’t believe cell phones are appropriate for children includes how expensive cell phones can be. If...

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