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Unformatted text preview: d teens have quite similar overall attitudes about the role of cell phones in
their lives, though teens are more likely to salute the upside of constant connectivity and
bemoan the downside. Perpetual availability breeds safety – or at least safer feelings —
and the capacity to reach others anywhere, any time has some social payoffs. Moreover,
the cell phone itself can be a "companion" for many teens when they are bored and
want to entertain themselves. Still, there are new realities with which teens must come
to terms in the age of mobile communication. What balance should I strike in being
available and being more private? What volume of chatter fits my social life and my
needs? How much of my time should I allow to be interrupted by others? This survey
tried to get at some of these questions by asking parent and teen respondents about their
attitudes towards statements about the possibilities and problems associated with cell
phones. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 109 phones. Safety first – females are particularly pleased and parents say
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