Cell Phones: Threats to Privacy and Security
From the Series Cell Phones and Society
Cell phones provide many benefits in regard to communication and Internet access, but they can also threaten users' privacy and security. This book examines topics related to the ways in which cell phones can expose people to the possibility that someone will listen to their calls, track their movements, and/or view their personal and financial data and private photos.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||Cell Phones and Society|
|Number of Pages||80|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
Library Media Connection
Cell phones have become so pervasive; this timely series deals with several aspects of them in today’s society. Each title lists related organizations and websites as well as providing additional books, Internet sources and periodicals for further research on the topic. This series offers both expert and consumer viewpoints; it details both the positive and negative aspects of each topic fairly evenly. The highlighted sidebars emphasize a timely aspect cell phones have on a particular area of our life. This is an extremely balanced, well-written series on a very timely and important topic.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up–This series explores the various ways, both positive and negative, in which cell phones affect society and shape our modern lives and interactions with others. Readers will be drawn in by real-life examples and text boxes with supplemental information and quotes. Research is cited, but some statements that are presented as fact are not always supported. Although there is discussion about how children and teens are influenced by cell phones, particularly in Cell Phones and Teens, these are definitely aimed at high school readers. The large blocks of unbroken text and small type may be overwhelming to reluctant readers. Suitable choices.