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For parents, teens’ attachment to their phones is an area of conflict and regulation.
Parents exert some measure of control over their child’s mobile phone – limiting its uses, checking its contents and using it to monitor the whereabouts of their offspring.
Among cell-owning teens, using the phone for calling is a critically important function, especially when it comes to connecting with their parents.
But teens make and receive far fewer phone calls than text messages on their cell phones. White teens typically make or receive 4 calls a day, or around 120 calls a month, while black teens exchange 7 calls a day or about 210 calls a month and Hispanic teens typically make and receive 5 calls a day or about 150 calls a month.
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.
Fully two-thirds of teen texters say they are more likely to use their cell phones to text their friends than talk to them to them by cell phone.
One in three teens sends more than 100 text messages a day, or 3000 texts a month.
However, some teens chafe at the electronic tether to their parents that the phone represents.
And a notable number of teens and their parents express conflicting emotions about the constant connectivity the phone brings to their lives; on the one hand, it can be a boon, but on the other hand, it can result in irritating interruptions.
Some 75% of 12-17 year-olds now own cell phones, up from 45% in 2004.