It’s safe to carry your electronic devices in most places, but there are a few places you should never bring them for your own safety or for their protection. Take a look at the following five places to go when you should leave your electronics at home.
A Day at SeaWorld
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This one might seem funny at first, but SeaWorld is not a good place for electronic devices. This is because the chances that you’ll get wet are very high. Water damages cellphones and electronic devices, so you shouldn’t take the risk of bringing them to SeaWorld. There’s no point talking on your cellphone when you’re with your family having fun anyway.
Sunbathing on the Beach
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Another place where you should leave the cellphone and other electronics at home is when visiting the beach. There is the risk of water damage. Plus, if you decide to go for a dip in the water, your cellphone or other electronic devices will heat up because of the sun, possibly damaging them depending on the amount of time they are exposed. Sand is also just as damaging as water, if not more so. It can work its way under the keys or scratch your screen.
Exams Like the SAT and ACT
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Cellphones and other electronic devices are not allowed in the exam room for the SAT or ACT. This is a precaution against cheating. Many electronic devices now have access to the Internet, and cannot be consulted during a test. Cell phones aren’t even allowed in bags brought into the exam room, so leave yours in the car or at home when it is time to take one of these tests. You wouldn’t want to be interrupted by your cellphone going off during a timed test anyway.
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It might surprise you, but your cellphone won’t work every place you want to travel abroad. This is because your service provider might not have service and phone carriers abroad charge huge roaming fees. For instance, in some places it can cost you as much as $50 per minute to talk on your cellphone. So, leave your cellphone at home when you’re traveling abroad. There are cellphones designed specifically for travelers to stay connected. You can also rely on calling companies that use the Internet instead of cellphone towers for communication.
Army Basic Training
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When you go to army basic training, cellphones and other electronic devices are not allowed. This is because the army wants you to focus all of your time and energy on learning the things you need to know to be a good soldier. Plus, there are some pretty intense training sessions where your electronic devices could get damaged or lost. Not having a cellphone can be draining on a person, but army basic training is one place you really shouldn’t bring it.
Can you think of other places where you should never take your cellphone or electronic devices? Leave a comment below.