Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: re on the cell phone for its connectivity than do their children, and that safety is usually driving the decision to purchase a child his or her first cell phone. Over time, as the teen masters the phone and incorporates it into his or her social life, the balance shifts and the phone becomes a core communication tool for the child. Still, teens —especially teen girls —appreciate the security a cell phone provides and come Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 111 to rely on it. One high school girl described herself as being "hysterical" for several hours when she found herself home alone without her cell phone, fearing that something the phone becomes a core communication tool for the child. Still, teens —especially teen girls —appreciate the security a cell phone provides and come to rely on it. One high school girl described herself as being "hysterical" for several hours when she found herself home alone without her cell phone, fearing that something would happen to her and she would not be able to call someone for help. This may be an extreme example, but it speaks to the sense of security a cell phone provides,...
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