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Unformatted text preview: er regretted, or to say that they have sent a sexually suggestive image of
themselves to someone via text. Limiting texts is not associated with a lower likelihood
of driving -age teens texting behind the wheel, nor does it reduce the likelihood that a
teen receives cell phone spam or is harassed through his or her phone. While nearly two -thirds of parents say they ’ve taken their child ’s phone away as
punishment, many of these teens have a greater likelihood of reporting certain behaviors
or feelings than teens whose parents do not use this tactic. Teens whose parents have
taken away their phone are more likely to report being harassed through their phone
(30% vs. 20%), regretting a text they sent (53% vs. 39%), and being in a car when the
driver used the phone in dangerous way (48% vs. 33%). It may be that parents of teens
are resorting to taking the phone away because their child is engaged in more risky
behaviors, rather than indicating that taking away the phone is an ineffective
punishment. Mobile phones and scho...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '13