Pew Internet has done a study on mobile phone usage by teens. It's pretty interesting, and a little bit scary.
I am against animal cruelty (duh), but I agree with the First Amendment protection here... I think. I can see instances where they would even have value, for example in documentaries or Animal Planet specials.
The ocean is a strange place
In case you haven't heard, a Philadelphia school issued "mandatory" laptops to students which can be and apparently was used to spy on students. That's pretty messed up.