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Six in 10 parents of non texters limit the number of

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Unformatted text preview: to engage in other monitoring behaviors like limiting the number of minutes a teen may talk, limiting the number texts a teen may send or monitoring his or her location via the phone. A teen ’s age is also a significant factor in whether or not a parent reports regulating his or her phone. Younger teens, particularly younger teen girls, are the primary targets of Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 133 parental phone regulation. Teens 12 to 14 are the primary focus of parent regulation that involves looking at the content of the teen ’s phone – between 72% and 80% of teens A teen ’s age is also a significant factor in whether or not a parent reports regulating his or her phone. Younger teens, particularly younger teen girls, are the primary targets of parental phone regulation. Teens 12 to 14 are the primary focus of parent regulation that involves looking at the content of the teen ’s phone – between 72% and 80% of teens in this age range have parents who say they look through their child ’s phone. The 12 -to 14 age range is also the age when parents are most likely to limit text messaging — 35...
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