Phones for Kids [cartoon]


I took a break from the Thursday Broster cartoon to draw this idea. I’ve done a lot of cell phone (rather, anti-cell phone) cartoons over the years. I feel strongly about this subject since we (our children) are the guinea pigs of this grand experiment. I thought of this cartoon after several recurring conversations with the various people in our lives who are experts regarding our children’s well-being. Summary: Parents should know better by now.

Here’s some good reading for parents that have succumbed/may succumb to child pressure. Please share.

The Harmful Effects of Too Much Screen Time for Kids

Children and Cell Phones: Is Phone Radiation Risky for Kids?

Broster is a farcical twice weekly (typically Tuesdays and Thursdays), single-panel comic series about a BROther and a siSTER created by Joe Mohr. Besides cartooning and writing and illustrating, Joe writes lyrics and poems for (and raps in) a rock band for kids called ROBOT+BIKE. The music and the messages are enjoyed by parents and kids alike. Check it out!