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The cell phone has become a new venue for harassment

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Unformatted text preview: posed to be driving, and that ’s when most people get in accidents." Many of the teens stated their parents use the cell phone while driving with them and others in the car. In addition Pew Internet & American Life Project to voice calling, parents are also texting. As one high school | 149 Teens and Mobile Phones boy explained, "[My dad] drives like he ’s drunk. His phone is just like sitting right in front of his face, and he puts his knees on the bottom of the steering wheel and tries to supposed to be driving, and that ’s when most people get in accidents." Many of the teens stated their parents use the cell phone while driving with them and others in the car. In addition to voice calling, parents are also texting. As one high school boy explained, "[My dad] drives like he ’s drunk. His phone is just like sitting right in front of his face, and he puts his knees on the bottom of the steering wheel and tries to text." This type of comment was echoed by several other teens during the sessions. “Sexting ” is a growing concern, but teens tend onl...
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