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I think my computer will do school work fine. I dont even need my current iphone. Complete waste. All I really need a cellphone that make call. Not even texting, and have a clock.

I don't even have a phone and get along absolutely fine. It's not like I live in some third world country either, I live in the UK

This. I only have the computer in my sig and I still do fine. The iPod Touch 4G I got free is just a bonus. biggrin.gif
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It only will put them in debt if they give into the little ankle bitters...
When I was in school we had one single PC for the whole family, one for five kids... Parents need to learn the word "no" and use it often.

Couldn't agree with this more. I see so many spoiled, misbehaved kids these days. My generation (I'm 24) seemed to catch the tail end of this "need" for technology when in high school/college but the generation coming behind us got hit hard and the parents are to blame. Racking up credit card debt just to buy their kids an iPhone and iPad to be "cool". It's all such BS. I am glad to see a general backlash from teachers prohibiting texting and even having a cell phone out in class because as if students weren't day dreaming enough as it is, the introduction of smartphones has crippled their learning capability and it's already showing in my area from the test scores I have seen. Something needs to happen soon..maybe put into place some sort of signal blockers in the ceilings and only allow use in designated areas for emergencies. I'm afraid to even think about what kind of generation my children will have to grow up in.
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My school didn't allow technology (besides music sometimes) in class, except for some cool gr 12 teachers or if you had special need. Give kids pens and paper, it'll do them much better.
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If you are going in to school from grades 6 through high school you will pretty much be a social outcast if you don't have a cell phone. Sure you will have friends but thats how pre teens and teens communicate. I was in high school 3 years ago, didn't get a phone til junior year and I pretty much felt like I had no friends until then. Nobody ever asked me to hang or if i did i didn't have a way of talking with them when we weren't in school besides facebook
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Crazy. I graduated high school in 2006, which was not that long ago. And maybe three people in my class had cell phones (class of 34, so roughly 10%). Things change so quickly.
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Ha! When I was in H.S. in the mid nineties you were lucky/cool if you had a pager.
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Crazy. I graduated high school in 2006, which was not that long ago. And maybe three people in my class had cell phones (class of 34, so roughly 10%). Things change so quickly.

I find that hard to believe.

I left in 2005 and everyone had a mobile-phone. Everyone.
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My school didn't allow technology (besides music sometimes) in class, except for some cool gr 12 teachers or if you had special need. Give kids pens and paper, it'll do them much better.

 

Same with mine, so with that I can't relate to this article at all. All I plan to get for supplies is more notebooks, mechanical pencils, ect.. you know, the stuff you need more of each year.

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Its crazy how things have changed. I now have this pc, a laptop, HP touchpad, and the Samsung T989 ( Galaxy SII T-mobile). Back then all this tech didn't exist, and yet now i can just lookup anything i want while on my phone. In my high school 99% of the people had phones and texted secretly to other people, or they were listening to their iPods or phones through earbuds. Its funny cause i saw a dozen people wearing expensive headphones and not really caring if the principal were to snatch it right out of their heads. Most of those expensive ones were Beats ( Bleh)
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Crazy. I graduated high school in 2006, which was not that long ago. And maybe three people in my class had cell phones (class of 34, so roughly 10%). Things change so quickly.

I find that hard to believe.

I left in 2005 and everyone had a mobile-phone. Everyone.

I also lived in a town of 160 people and had to travel 10 miles to another town to go to school. Things are different in rural areas.
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