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Unformatted text preview: l it has to offer. This connectivity with others and with content has directed the
regulator ’s lens onto mobile safety practices. It has also prompted the beginning of a
cultural conversation about how to ensure that parents have the tools to regulate their
child ’s mobile use, should they choose to. Understanding how youth use mobile phones
is vital to creating effective policy based on the reality of how the technology is used. It is
also important to understand how telecommunications company policies and pricing
affect how teens and parents use their phones. Previous research on cell phones and teens This report tries to expand a tradition of cell phone research that extends into the early
1990s, 11 and work on landline telephony as far back as the 1970s. 12 The first studies to
examine the social consequences of the mobile phone came in the early 1990s when
researchers examined its impact on residential markets. 13 One of the earliest papers on
cell phones examined it through the lens of gender; in 1993, Lana Rakow and Vija
Navarro wrote about the cell phone and what they called "remote mothering." 14
Starting in the mid 1990s in Europe there was the beginning of more extended
scholarship on cellular communication, 15 and by 2000 work was being done in the U...
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