Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

L 48 of parents use the phone to monitor their child

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Unformatted text preview: se the phone to monitor their child ’s location. 3 l Parents of 12 -13 year -old girls are more likely to report most monitoring behavior. l Limiting a child ’s text messaging does relate to lower levels of various texting behaviors among teens – these teens are less likely to report regretting a text they sent, or to report sending sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images by text (also known as "sexting"). l Teens whose parents limit their texting are also less likely to report being passengers in cars where the driver texted behind the wheel or used the phone in a dangerous manner while driving. Most schools treat the phone as a disruptive force that must be managed and often excluded from the school and the classroom. Even though most schools treat the phone as something to be contained and regulated, teens are nevertheless still texting frequently in class. l 12% of all students say they can have their phone at school at any time. l 62% of all students say they can have their phone in school, just not in class. l 24% of tee...
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