Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: % of parents of teens with cell phones in this age range report doing this, compared with 23% of parents of older teens. Teens 12 to 15 years old are the primary recipients of limits around the times of day they may use their cell phone. Some 60% of parents of 12 -to -15 year -olds report limiting the times of day when their teen ’s phone may be used, as do 39% of parents of 16 -17 year -olds. Teens ages 13 -14 are more likely to have parents who report limiting the number of minutes they may talk on the phone and are the age group most likely to have parents who say they ’ve taken their child ’s phone away as punishment. Parents of younger girls ages 12 -13 are the most likely to report engaging in multiple forms of regulation of their daughter ’s cell phone. These parents are more likely than parents of sons or of older teens to say they ’ve limited the number of minutes their daughter may talk on the phone. They are also more likely to report going through the contents of their child ’s cell phone, taking away her phone as punishment and limiting the number of text messages she may receive than parents of other teens. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobil...
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