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A teen s age is also a significant factor in whether

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Unformatted text preview: Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 130 people will be like, ‘What? ’" Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 131 One high school boy narrates some of the conflict between him and his mother over location monitoring. "Yeah, she ’s like, ‘The reason why I got you a cell phone is that you can call me when you get home or when you get to this place, ’ and if I don ’t call she like flips. ‘Why do you have a cell phone if you can ’t call me? ’ Like, ‘I got caught up. ’ She ’ll be like, ‘No, no excuses. ’ So, having the cell phone is a pro and con." Parents also limit the number of minutes their child may talk on the phone – 46% of parents report setting these types of limits, possibly in response to the fact that many family plans – used by 69% of teens – have a set number of minutes shared across the family. "It ’s all about the minutes. Because I don ’t know, my mom and dad, I go over Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones...
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