Mobile phones are not a luxury anymore, they are a must in this digital world we live in. that’s why I’ve been reading about the Firefly mobile phone directed towards children. This phone has the parental approved limited dialing and big cute buttons to phone mom or dad or home.
Safety for children is the marketing strategy used for the promotions of this phone, but I’m smelling different motives here. How many 8 year olds will find themselves with a flat tire on the highway in need of a mobile phone? How many 8 year olds do anything besides school, soccer practice, and video games? Where does the mobile phone come into play here?
I say that the mobile phone companies are mimicking the tobacco companies and “hooking them while they’re young!” That’s right, I’m calling them on it (pun intended, please just a small chuckle)!
They are trying to hook our youth, but I also personally feel that if I were the youth, I’d be screaming “hook me –up!”