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Unformatted text preview: child does not send or receive text messages. Six in 10 parents of non -texters limit
the number of minutes their teen can talk on the mobile phone compared with 44% of
parents of texting teens. A small number of teens report that their parents monitor their location through their
cell phone. A bit more than one in six teens (17%) say that their parents have monitored
where they were through the cell phone. A little less than half (48%) of parents report
monitoring their teen ’s location through the cell phone. Not surprisingly, teens see this
as an unwelcome intrusion into their lives. One participant in the focus groups had a
monitoring service enabled on her phone and was very curt in her feelings toward it.
Younger teens, particularly girls, are the most likely to report parental monitoring of
their location. Among 12 -13 year -olds, 25% report having their whereabouts monitored
by their parents through their phone compared with 14% of older teens. As with other
forms of control, younger girls are th...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '13