Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: ne use and behavioral outcomes on the part 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 between parental interventions on cell phone use and behavioral outcomes on the part of teens. Compared with teens whose parents place no time -based limits on their cell phone use, teens whose parents limit when they may use the phone are less likely to say they text (27% vs. 42%) or talk (44% vs. 57%) while driving. On the other hand, these teens are more likely to report experiencing harassment through the phone. Teens with parents who limit when they can use the phone are also more likely to have received "sexts" or text messages with sexually suggestive images of peers attached. However, this kind of regulation shows no relationship with riding with drivers who text or use the phone dangerously behind the wheel or with sending sexually suggestive images of one...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.

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