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Cell Phone Pathfinder

CELL PHONE PATHFINDER


DEFINITION:  A mobile phone that transmits and receives data using radio frequency energy. Cell phones communicate by means of a network of short-range transmitters with overlapping ranges with a central station making connections to regular phone lines. (High Definition: an A to Z guide to Personal Technology, 2006)


NARROW THE TOPIC: 

Are cell phones a danger to drivers? 
Do cell phones pose a health risk? 
How have cellular telephones effected business? 
What are the latest advances in cellular telephone technology?
How has the use of cellular phones effected emergency response?
Should wiretapping be allowed on cellular phone conversations?
Discuss the effect of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 on cell phone conversations.
What are electromagnetic fields and what does research show about their safety?
Should cell phones be allowed in classrooms?
What are some solutions to cell phone etiquette?
What existing state legislation should be adopted in Florida and/or the Federal Government 
What are the dangers of texting while operating a vehicle? 
Should anyone convicted of sexting be listed as a "sexual offender." 
Should police need a warrant to search a cellphone


ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Cellular telephones 
Radio waves 
Low-level radiation 
Wiretapping 
Cell phone etiquette 
BlackBerry 
Cell phone addiction 
Text messages
Texting

SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES:

Magic in the air : mobile communication and the transformation of social life / James E. Katz.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c2006.
Call #: HE9713 .K38 2006

STATISTICS:

Internet, broadband, and cell phone statistics - Pew Internet & American Life Project [http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Internet-broadband-and-cell-phone-statistics.aspx]

ELECTRONIC INDEXES:

Academic Search Premier
Points of View
TOPICSearch

GOOGLE SCHOLAR: allintitle: "cell phone" (search limited 2000 to 2011, the words "cell phone" in the title of the article. If you want to broaden your search, delete the allintitle operator)

SUGGESTED INTERNET SITES: 

Distraction.gov Statistics and Facts About Distracted Driving [http://www.distraction.gov/stats-and-facts/]

CommonSense Media: Cell Phones About them (from their Website): Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume. [http://www.commonsensemedia.org/]

CITING YOUR SOURCES: 

Avoiding Plagiarism (The Online Writing Lab OWL at Perdue University) [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/1/]
The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit where it is due. This may be credit for something somebody said, wrote, emailed, drew, or implied. (OWL)


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This pathfinder created 31 May 2011.

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