I get a lot of comments from teens who have had their cell phones taken away and I hear a lot of concerns from parents about cell phone use. Cell phones are a big part of the modern teen experience.
Even if you are not worried about sexting, cell phones can be a significant distraction from important tasks, school and family time. They can also be a tool for bullying (or a medium through which kids get bullied).
Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal – an interesting perspective in this new age of technology. I think we are all still trying to figure out how to navigate the boundaries (and lack of boundaries) afforded by technology, whether cell phones, tablets or social media.
Let me know what you think about cell phones, privacy and monitoring your teen in a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you.