Children and Mobile Phones (03 Aug 2005)
As mobile phones have become popular amongst children and teenagers, a surprising affect on family relationships has emerged. Mobile phones seem to offer parents piece of mind as they feel their parental authority has been extended over time and space: they allow their children more freedom to travel further from home and to stay out later at night. It aids parent-child negotiation and in this way extends the democratisation of the family.
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