Moble phone dating for teens
Are there any solutions, possibilities and avenues to address such problems? PACG is the acronym for parents/caregivers used in this document.
OBJECTIVES: This study is centred around parents/caregivers’ (PACG) perceptions of their teenagers’ mobile phone usage: • To gain an overall understanding of teenagers’ mobile phone usage (positive purposes and negative impacts) • To understand the influence of texting on teenagers (such as text language on proper language, text messaging on communication skills) • To understand the effects on teenagers’ physical (such as driving, health) and psychological (such as bullying, un-monitored time usage, family time) safety issues.
Bullying and abusive messages have been perceived as the major problem mediated by mobile phones.
PACG express that teenagers with their mobile phones are out of control for them.
They also add that teenagers lose control over the information enabled by their mobile phones.
Every interviewed PACG expressed concerns on internet access via teenagers’ mobile phones.
Why teenagers fancy this device, is an interesting observation where the experts attach its significance to teenagers’ identity factor.
Voice and text features are considered as the basic required facilities in teenagers’ mobile phones by PACG.Particularly focussing on teenagers’ mobile phone usage, literature has provided evidence of them being used for both positive purposes and negative reasons.Is the gap between uses and negative impact widening?On the negative side, PACG express that teenagers are addicted and obsessed with texting, while some of the PACG feel that it distracts the teenagers from their study time and other important activities.Some PACG hold the service providers responsible for this because of texting plans.