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Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

Parents exert some measure of control over their

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Unformatted text preview: control over their child ’s mobile phone – limiting its uses, checking its contents and using it to monitor the whereabouts of their offspring. In fact, the latter is one of the primary reasons many parents acquire a cell phone for their child. However, with a few notable exceptions, these activities by parents do not seem to impact patterns of cell phone use by teens. l 64% of parents look at the contents of their child ’s cell phone and 62% of parents have taken away their child ’s phone as punishment . l 46% of parents limit the number of minutes their children may talk and 52% limit the times of day they may use the phone. l 48% of parents use the phone to monitor their child ’s location. 3 l Parents of 12 -13 year -old girls are more likely to report most monitoring behavior. Pew Internet & American Life Project l Limiting a child ’s text Teens and messaging does relate to lower levels of various texting Mobile Phones | 6 behaviors among teens – these teens are less likely to report regretting a text they sent, or to report sending sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images by text the times of day they may use the phone. l 48% of parents u...
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