AC Privacy Cell Phone Stalking A New Form of Abuse

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View Full Document Right Arrow Icon Cell Phone Stalking: A New Form Of Teen Abuse E-mail your questions to [email protected] for our live chat with Sandy PD Tuesday at 5 p.m. Michelle King Reporting (KUTV) Years ago, abuse was obvious, broken bones and bruises were the tell-tale signs. But as Michelle King found out, abuse these days is taking on an electronic form. A new form of abuse is emerging among our teenagers and because it’s conducted by using a cell phone. Most parents don’t even know about it. Cell phones are everywhere and anywhere you go you’ll see people talking, or texting. Our teens can’t live without them. “Everyone’s got one,” says Inita Lyon, a University of Utah computer instructor. “It’s the main mode of communication among kids.” But these days, phones are being used for more than communication they’re being used as weapons. “It started off fine and everything was fine,”16-year-old Chelsea
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says. Like most teens, she relied on text messaging and cell phones to communicate with her boyfriend. But things started to take a turn. “We would text all through school, at night, when we woke up we would always be texting,” says Chelsea.
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