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Unformatted text preview: his is my clock. This is my watch. l Boy 3: This is my alarm. While the functionality of the clock might legitimize having the cell phone bedside, it is also a potential communication channel. Older teens are more likely to sleep with their phones than younger teens. While 78% of cell -owning 12 and 13 year -olds have slept with their phones right next to them, that figure is 86% among cell -owning teens age 14 and older. Moreover, African -American teens and those from households with incomes below $50,000 are slightly more likely to engage in this behavior than other teen cell phone users. Among African -American cell owning teens, 91% say they have slept with their phone on or right next to their bed, and among lower income cell -owning teens, 89% say they have done this. But the biggest driver of whether a teen sleeps with their phone is texting. Teens who use their cell phones to text are 42% more likely to sleep with their phones than cell -owning teens that do not text. Pew Internet & American Life Project Te...
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