A legal practitioner, Mr Bayo Moses, has warned parents against buying cell phones for school-age children saying that such action could affect the children’s academic performance negatively.
Moses, who gave the advice in Ilorin on Thursday while speaking with journalists, said that some cellphone applications distracted children’s attention and could also cause road accidents.
According to him, the use of cell phones by minors affects the time they spend reading their books, adding that they only concentrate on playing games and watching films on such gadgets.
“CellPhone corrupts young people as it exposes them to pornographic links and nude pictures which corrupt their mind at such a tender age.
“Parents are to be blamed for this as they get sophisticated cellphones for their teenage kids under the guise of care and love,” he said.
He further advised parents to invest in books for their children instead of buying cell phones, stressing that the investment would sustain their attention and ensure their success in educational pursuits.
The legal practitioner also called on the government and media houses to intensify the campaign against the use of cell phone by teenagers, to save the upcoming generation of children from “mess”.
“Parents don’t need to rush their children as there is time for everything in life.”
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