Oh and Gee….How generous of TracFone.
If there is any question at all, and there is actually credible studies that show cell phones can be very risky for kids, the schools should not be promoting or providing this technology to children.
Oklahoma City Students to Get Cell Phones for Good Grades
Oct 5, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY — Some Oklahoma City Public Schools students will be part of a pilot program to determine if rewards can help boost grades.
The school district announced Tuesday it would participate in an incentive program called “The Million.” It will reward sixth and seventh graders with cell phones for academic achievement. The program was a collaboration between TracFone Wireless and the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University (EdLabs).
“Cell phones are ubiquitous,” Dr. Fryer said.
(Dr Fryer? Really?!)
“The Million provides an unprecedented opportunity to use technology to communicate with students and boost their academic achievement.”
New Study: Cell Phones Linked To High Radiation Levels
Oct 7, 2010
Cell phones have been linked to cancer before, but now a new study is raising concern about the possible connection.
The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group says radiation levels in cell phones can cause health problems, including cancer.
The Environmental Working Group’s report says kids and pregnant women need to be most careful. That’s because their bodies are at developmental stages that allow the radiation to penetrate their bodies.
Mobile phone use ‘raises children’s risk of brain cancer fivefold’
Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today’s youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later life