Some parents have been enraged by the idea, as they want to be in constant touch with their children. Child rights activists have also raised concerns that this would kill the children’s creative ability. In Ghana’s high schools, six out of ten students have mobile handsets, according to DW’s correspondent in Accra. Most of them, during break time, surf the internet and send chat messages to friends using Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media tools. But to some, phones play a vital role in communicating with their parents. Stephen Korley, a high school student in Accra told DW that he uses his phone to communicate with his parents and also for leisure purposes. “My mum bought me the phone in order to contact with me and also for me to do my research for the course I do,” he said. He said that the web offers information that is not available in his textbooks. Jeffery Avoka another high school student also said that his parents bought him a phone to do research and contact them in need of something. But he admits that he spends some time on social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. ‘Negative effects’ of mobile phone… Read full this story
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