New England State Wants To Ban Cellphones For Everyone Under 21
Lawmaker believes 21 year olds aren’t mature enough for cell phones.
New year, new you, and new laws. If you're under 21 in Vermont, you can't legally purchase alcohol, nor can you rent a car. Soon, you may have to update your Instagram from a desktop computer. (which yes, IS possible, but..why?) According to the Daily Caller, Vermont could ban cellphones for anyone under the age of 21. The bill, introduced by Sen. John Rodgers would punish anyone under 21 years old who is caught with a cell phone with one year in prison, a $1,000 fine, or both.
Let's actually quote the bill, so you don't think we're making this up. An official, elected by the public wrote, “In light of the dangerous and life-threatening consequences of cell phone use by young people, it is clear that persons under 21 years of age are not developmentally mature enough to safely possess them." The bill goes on to cite teen driving deaths, bullying, and radicalizing teens into “terrorists, fascists, and other extremists” through social media. IDK, they failed to mention political bullying. Even with that, the most I see is on Facebook between my uncle, and some guy named Ron...and they're both pushing 65.
Here's an interesting tidbit. The man who introduced it stated in an interview he probably wouldn't even vote for it. Sen. Rodgers told the Times Argus “I have no delusions that it’s going to pass. I wouldn’t probably vote for it myself."