Please help me convince my parents to get me an iPhone

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They dumb us down because mostly the devices are used by parents as a cheap way to entertain and babysitt the child.
They are monotone on how they stimulate our brains . There is also the fact that kids even at your age still build coordination and grow. Let's say a small child uses a touch screen how will it ever develop fine motor skills to tie shoes ? Or cross motorskills because an ipad is just not something you can take on a swing set. There are many things to consider.
I think you're reaching a lot with the comparisons.
 

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Do not bring obesity into this. We were actually on topic, until that.
That's part of the topic. Kids sitting on there electronic devices all day get fat. I am certain obesity rate is way higher in kids than it was 15 years ago.
 

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That's part of the topic. Kids sitting on there electronic devices all day get fat. I am certain obesity rate is way higher in kids than it was 15 years ago.
But we are blaming electronics? You can also sit and read a book, or do a puzzle all day and get overweight! Your sitting.
 
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I wasn't implying that the OP, or rays kids need one because everyone else has one, I was just implying that if cell phones make you dumber, then my whole grade should be dumb.
But you're the one who needs an iPad 3 now, not because it offers more utility and functionality, but because your peers are in danger of catching up to you. I consider all your arguments invalid. :)
 

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Yes we are blaming electronics. Puzzles and books were around 15 years ago.
Not entirely I blame parents who allow those devices being used in such matters . The devices are not to blame but the the parents who have unsupervised children given those as a toy. So many kids are with food (chips/soda) sit in their room contained playing games watching TV until they are falling asleep. No bed time no family time no talking to interaction. There is a reason why I am STHM.
 

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Mcdonalds, Arby's, taco bell, burger king. You gotta eat to gain weight, if you don't if you don't eat.

Why do you keep on forgetting food is a factor?
All of those places were around ten years ago.
I don't care if you change your mind Mac. In fact it isn't even your mind, IMO, that needs to be changed.