Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

Teens 12 to 15 years old are the primary recipients

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Unformatted text preview: | 132 my minutes sometimes, and they started yelling at me or something, they said pay for this, stuff like that," said one high school -age boy. parents report setting these types of limits, possibly in response to the fact that many family plans – used by 69% of teens – have a set number of minutes shared across the family. "It ’s all about the minutes. Because I don ’t know, my mom and dad, I go over my minutes sometimes, and they started yelling at me or something, they said pay for this, stuff like that," said one high school -age boy. Parents are least likely to report limiting the number of text messages or other messages their child sends or receives on their phone – a bit more than a quarter (28%) of parents say they set text message limits. Most teens have unlimited text messaging plans, which for many families may make these limits unnecessary. The flip side of parental regulation and monitoring is that teens report feeling suffocated by the constant contact wit...
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