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Unformatted text preview: arents who say they take their teen ’s phone away as punishment and
that they limit the times of day when their child can use their mobile phone. However, if
we look at reported behavior, teens who say they text message their parents most often
are more likely to have parents who say they do not regulate their child ’s mobile phone
in any way. This may well indicate a rapport between generations that builds on mutual
trust. Few parental actions relate to differences in negative cell
phone uses by teens.
Whenever interventions, whether formal and not, are evaluated, the ultimate question
becomes – do they work or not? While this report cannot show causality or prove that
certain interventions do or do not work, we can report on the relationship between
particular steps that parents take to regulate their child ’s mobile phone and the
behaviors of teens themselves. Generally speaking, there is relatively little correlation
Pew Internet & American Life Project
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '13