Teens on SmartphonesPhoto credit: saulhm (Pixabay)
Photo credit: Alton (Wikimedia Commons)“Todays teens have grown up online - andonline increasingly means via a smartphone.”
Photo credit: Ragesoss (Wikimedia Commons)“aged 18 to 29, send on average 109.5texts a day, or approximately 3,200messages a month.”“They receive an additional 113 textsand check their phones 60 times in atypical day”
Photo credit: PierreSelim (Wikimedia Commons)Cellphones to teens are “serving morethan just a utilitarian purpose”
Photo credit: Bob Jones (Wikimedia Commons)“Young people are now so addicted to theirmobile phones it feels like they have lost alimb when they are without them.”
“70% of teens actively seek to hide theironline behavior from their parents”Photo credit: Jemal (flickr)
Photo credit: lamdogjunkie (flickr)Sometimes, the teens would want someprivacies and get away from parents.
Photo credit: Marisa Ravn (Wikimedia Commons)“Many other parents are, obviously, concerned as wellabout what their teens are doing online, but also what isbeing done to them.”
Photo credit: CarbonNYC (flickr)“how parents should handle technology inthe hands of their teens, especially youngerones just entering the frenetic world ofsocial networks and smartphones.”
Photo credit: Wetsun (flickr)Should the parents allow their children to havethe hand on smartphone and set a code ofconduct at the same time?Or just not at all…
Photo credit: e-MagineArt.com (flickr)“constantly checking for messages isan addiction which like other drugscan ruin your personal relationships”
Photo credit: UN Photo/Logan Abasi United Nations Development Programme(Wikimedia Commons)“A majority of youngsters claim losingtheir phone would be "disastrous to theirsocial lives".”
Photo credit: Muffet (flickr)Parents thinks that “Keep your eyes up. See theworld happening around you. Stare out awindow. Listen to the birds. Take a walk. Talkto a stranger. Wonder without googling.”
Photo credit: heliosphan (flickr)However, “many parents dont have the know-how, stomach, time or interest in actively guidingkids when they first jump into digital life. ”
Photo credit: Deborah Austin (flickr)Some unfortunates may happen ifparents are too strict on the teens…
Photo credit: trix0r (flickr)“two girls, ages 15 and 16, used a prescription sleepingmedication recently to spike the milkshakes of ones parents sothey could log onto the Internet after 10 p.m.”
Photo credit: Zarateman (Wikimedia Commons)Maybe we should just goback to the old times…
Photo credit: Shareheads (flickr)What should we do about teensconstantly on smartphones?
Photo credit: GFDL (Wikimedia Commons)Not just the teens, we all need to findthe balance between the virtual worldand the real life.
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