Posts tagged "cell phone"

OMG! Tween texting may lead to poor grammar

OMG! Tween texting may lead to poor grammar
OMG A new study shows a connection between tween cell phone texting and poor grammar. NW! Researchers reported in the current issue of New Media & Society that their study found a connection between the use of language shortcuts when texting and less than stellar language skills in middle school students. Students who texted using... Read more »

Parents use cell phones to keep tweens safe

Parents use cell phones to keep tweens safe
This is the fifth and final article in our series on tweens & cell phones. Some parents arm their tween with a phone so he/she can be like E.T., and phone home.  A reason parents often cite for getting tweens a cell phone is that they want to keep tweens safe.  A cell phone can... Read more »

Review of prepaid cell phone options for tweens

Review of prepaid cell phone options for tweens
This is the third article in a week-long series on tween cell phone usage. In this house, we are slowly inching toward the decision to get my tween a cell phone, meaning she will join a majority of her peers. I’m leaning toward a prepaid plan to start us off.  In my mind, it’s like... Read more »
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Questions to ask before getting your tween a cell phone

This is the second article in a week-long series on tween cell phone usage. The questions of if and when to purchase a cell phone for your tween do not have easy answers.  A website run by the American Academy of Pediatricts, HealthyChildren.org, answers the question by saying, “There really is no ‘right’ age to... Read more »

More than half of tweens have cell phones

More than half of tweens have cell phones
This is the first in a week-long series on tween cell phone usage. My tween wants her own cell phone, but does not yet have one.  She has told me that she’s in the minority and that most of peers have their own phones, but I wasn’t so sure she was correct on that fact. ... Read more »