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You sent how many texts this month?: A Quiz on Kids and Cell Phones
by Staff
Many parents think it would be practical for their kid to have a phone of her own, only to find her talking and texting 24/7 after she receives it. Take this quiz to see how much you know about kids and cell phones.

How old are most kids when they receive their first cell phone?

  • 10
  • 11
  • 15

How many texts does an average teenager send per month?

  • around 500
  • less than 1,000
  • more than 3,000

True or false: All 50 states have enacted texting and phone bans while driving.

  • true
  • false
  • Yes, but the laws are different in every state.

In 2010, what percentage of car-related fatalities involved cell phones?

  • 6 percent
  • 18 percent
  • 35 percent

What is one unexpected side effect of texting for teenagers?

  • sore thumbs
  • sleep deprivation
  • always in the gossip loop

How do prepaid minutes help kids with cell phones?

  • They're forced to learn how to manage their phone usage.
  • They have to learn how to use a phone that's attached to the wall.
  • neither

What's the purpose of a cell phone contract with kids?

  • It allows you to lay out cell phone ground rules.
  • It gives you a chance to monitor your children and their phone use.
  • both

Which activity will help keep your kids off their phones?

  • sports
  • art lessons
  • both

What's the main reason parents say they give their kids cell phones?

  • safety concerns
  • to have the latest technology
  • to play games and listen to music

What is a phone "time out"?

  • a designated time for your kids to turn their phone off for the night.
  • a punishment for using the phone too much.
  • neither