Persuasive Speech On Cell Phones

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Cell phones posses our lives. As of 2012, 82 percent of American teens, ages 16-17, own a cell phone (“DWI: Driving While Intexticated”). This statistic does not include the 90 percent of American adults (“Mobile Technology Fact Sheet”), and the 56 percent of children ages eight to twelve that own a cell phone (“Kids Wireless Use Facts”). Second graders on up now own a phone. The fact second graders own cell phones is beyond me. A second grader should play outside, construct forts out of blankets, and play with Barbies. I never sat around on an electronic device and rot my brain on social media, and I did not text my friends; I actually saw them, face-to-face. There is no need for little kids to obtain cell phones. Giving a child a cell phone only generates an attachment as they grow up, and they lose etiquette. Kids and adults alike do not know the appropriate time to use their cell phones and social media on them. One inappropriate time to pull out a cell phone is during a conversation. Let me enlighten on the word conversation. According to Merriam-Webster, the word conversation means, “oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas” (“Conversation”). This means... --Hold on, I received a text message.-- ...devoting time and attention to the person or group that…show more content…
They may even run a stop sign or disregard a red stoplight! For example, A few days ago I drove to Cedar Rapids, and the stoplight I sat, waiting at turned green. I lifted my foot off of the break, and just as I pulled forward a white car zooms through the intersection. As she passes she looks in my direction with the expression of, oh crap. Yeah, lady! You’re lucky I paid attention because your eyes glued themselves to your stupid cell phone! Thank you ma’am for risking everyone’s life, including

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