Calling All Parents: What do you know about kids and cell phones?
Kids are getting cell phones at younger and younger ages these days. But how exactly do they use them? And is cell phone use by kids even safe? See how much you know about cell phones and kids by taking this quiz.
What percentage of kids ages 12 to 17 have a cell phone?
In which age group has cell phone ownership increased most dramatically?
8- to 9-year-olds
9- to 10-year-olds
10- to 11-year-olds
Who are 6- to 11-year-olds calling the most?
Mom and Dad
Grandma and Grandpa
What are kids normally doing on their cell phones?
How many texts does the average teen send per day?
What is the main reason kids text?
to make plans
to say hello
to let someone know where they are
What is one of the major health concerns regarding cell phone usage among kids?
arthritis in the fingers
Another concern regarding kids and cell phones is "sexting." What is that?
taking your cell phone to bed with you
asking someone on a date via text message
sending sexually suggestive text messages, photos, etc.
Experts recommend putting an "ICE" number in kids' cell phone address books. What's ICE?
the number to call "In Case of Emergency"
the number for the nearest ice cream shop
the number to call "In Cell Emergency," meaning your child is almost out of minutes
About what percentage of teens text while driving?
Under what type of cell phone plan are most teens covered?
What is the major determining factor in the type of cell phone plan a child will have?
number of kids in family
What type of texting plan do most teens have?
What specific teen demographic is most likely to have unlimited texting?
Boys 14 to 17
Girls 14 to 17
Girls 13 to 15
There are specially designed cell phones for young users. What built-in parental features do these typically have?
a video clip of the parents reminding the child of his chores
limits on the number of minutes and/or text messages that can be used
limits on the number of calls placed per day
What are two of the top rules of cell phone etiquette that your child should learn?
no phones at the table and no jabbering on your phone if someone's right next to you
no phones on the street or in the car
no texting in school or during vacation
Texting can actually improve your health. How?
It helps improve manual dexterity in your hands and fingers.
It helps improve the brain circuitry involved in mechanical and technical subjects.
Health-related text messages can be sent to remind you to take your medicine or not have a smoke.
What percentage of teens sleep with their cell phones on or near the bed?
Why do teens sleep with their cell phones on?
to stay connected
for its clock/alarm feature
both of the above
Who gets most annoyed when a cell phone call or text interrupts them?