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Unformatted text preview: ens and Mobile Phones | 124 teens that do not text. The focus groups provided some insights into how and why teens stay connected to their
phones at night. A fairly common practice seems to be sleeping with one ’s phone under
the pillow, so that it will wake the teen if someone is trying to contact them. Others say
they fall asleep with the phone in their hand, sometimes mid -conversation, or keep the
phone in bed with them or right beside them on their nightstand. Those who keep the
phone under the pillow or in the bed say it is for practical reasons —they are concerned
that the phone will fall off of their nightstands during the night and break, so they feel
safer keeping it in bed with them. Most teens in the focus groups said they do not like being called during the night unless
it is an emergency, and they leave their phones on with the assumption that if they do
get a call, it will be about something important. For this reason, most of the teens we
spoke with said they are reluctant to turn their phones off altogether at night and turn it
to vibrate instead so they can be contacted if necessary. A sma...
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