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Unformatted text preview: n class at his school: "When I ’m in class, I just see people pull out their phone and try to be sneaky, and get past the teachers and try texting and stuff. Like, one time I tried that and my teacher caught me." Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 143 texting and stuff. Like, one time I tried that and my teacher caught me." Teens in the focus groups described a myriad of ways to text in class without being caught – behind stacks of books, under desktops, inside of bags, and one even described having an older phone that he kept in his bag to surrender to teachers when he got caught texting in class. "I ’ve got [a second phone] …if you get caught using your phone you can pull out a fake phone, turn it on and give it to them." In -class texting varies little with regard to the aggressiveness of a school ’s regulation of its students ’ mobile phones – teens with full access to cell phones are just a bit more likely (71% to 58%) to say they send or receive texts in class than teens who attend schools that forbid phones altogether....
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