Karnataka Government has planned to ban the use (sale!) of mobile phones for children up to the age of 16 years. The reason for this ban is its adverse health effects. This comes almost 2 years after mobile phones were banned in Schools & Colleges (in Karnataka).
The health minister said parents should discourage use of mobile phones by their under-age children at home also, which would lead to cancer, brain disorders and adverse impact on nervous system.
An official government notification on the ban will be issued soon. The mobile phone dealers will be informed not to sell handsets to anyone less than 16 years. As the trend seems at the moment, other states might join the rally as well.
But we seriously doubt that this will stop the kids from buying or using these most wanted gadgets. Heard about eBay kids?