Friday, October 07, 2005

Teens And Cell Phones: Attached At The Hip

Many teenagers feel attached to their cell phone according to one new study that finds America’s youth is the fastest growing group of wireless users. For today's teens the Internet was really never new to them, and so to them text messaging has always around, just like bubble gum. So how does a parent know if their teen is ready for a cell phone? Parents should ask whether their child has really demonstrated personal responsibility in other ways at home, at school and with their friends.? And also parents should ask whether or not their children understand the dangers of communicating with strangers using text messaging and instant messaging. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has a list of text messaging short-hand to help parents decode what their teen's text messages actually say.
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