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Unformatted text preview: or spam text messages stand out as most prominent
among teens who use cell phones. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 147 41 N ote: T his question regarding monitoring a child ’ s location with the phone did not
d istinguish between calling a child to determine their location, or using a GPS enabled
a pplication to determine the teen ’ s location. Chapter Five: Negative aspects of mobile phones
Adverse “side effects ” of teen cell phone use.
Of course, with new opportunities come new problems, and the cell phone puts new
twists on old ones. This section examines some of adverse ramifications of cell phone use
by teens, including distracted driving, so -called "sexting," mobile harassment, and
unwanted text messages. The chart below shows that among these concerns, distracted
driving and receiving unwanted or spam text messages stand out as most prominent
among teens who use cell phones. The cell phone has become an additional source of distracted
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