DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  more...


    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...

Can using mobile phones cause cancer?

It is too early to say what the long term effects of mobile phone use on health will be.

At the moment, there is no proven link between using mobile phones and developing cancer. At the same time, we don’t have any proof to say that using mobile phones does not increase our risk of developing brain cancer or indeed other types of cancer. The thing we worry about in mobile phones is the exposure to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields and they are also produced by other wireless devices. We have not used these devices to the extent that we're doing now for very long so we don’t really know much about the possible health risk after 15 years or more usage. Therefore, the current advice from the Department of Health is that children and young people under 16 should be encouraged to only use mobile phones when it’s really important and they should only speak on the mobile for a short time. It is also a good idea to use a hands-free kit and texting instead of calling because this gives us less RF exposure.

Have a look at our News story on this topic to learn more about this.

Page updated 21 April 2015