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Unformatted text preview: a book! No I shouldn ’t, I should have my phone! ’ And it just really sucks. But
actually, like if you really think about how much you use your phone and how
much more you could be doing with your time, if you look at it like that, then you
are really wasting a lot of time. Apart from the social and safety functions of cell phones, teens clearly utilize them as a
tool for personal enjoyment, made easier with the increasingly advanced features of
today ’s cell phones. Going off the grid – the coping strategy that works for half of
teen cell owners.
For some teens, the mobile phone isn ’t something that must remain on and connected at
all time. Half of those ages 12 -17 who own cells (50%) agree with the statement: "I
occasionally turn off my cell phone when I do not have to do so." Teens who have
prepaid plans are more likely than those on family or individual cell plans to say they
shut off the phone from time to time. Some 61% of those on prepaid plans shut the
phone off occasionally vs. 48% of those on family plans and 47%...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '13