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the phone gives them a new measure of freedom. However, some teens chafe at the
electronic tether to their parents that the phone represents. And a notable number of
teens and their parents express conflicting emotions about the constant connectivity the
phone brings to their lives; on the one hand, it can be a boon, but on the other hand, it
can result in irritating interruptions. l 98% of parents of cell -owning teens say a major reason their child has the phone is
that they can be in touch no matter where the teen is . l 94% of parents and 93% of teens ages 12 -17 with cell phones agreed with the
statement: "I feel safer because I can always use my cell phone to get help." Girls
and mothers especially appreciate the safety aspects of cell ownership . l 94% of cell users ages 12 -17 agree that cell phones give them more freedom because
they can reach their parents no matter where they are. Pew Internet & American Life Project
l Teens and Mobile Phones | 8 84% of 12 -17 year -old cell owners agree that they like the fact that their phone makes it easy to change plans quickly, compared with 75% of their parents who and mothers especially appreciate the safety aspects of cell ownership .
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