The mobile phone has become a taken for granted part of teens’ lives. In many countries the vast majority of adolescents have a mobile phone and use it to coordinate, as a safety link and to weave their social networks and interact with their parents. Teens have used the mobile phone as an element in the development of teen culture and they have led the way when it comes to texting. In addition, the mobile phone has also been associated with less positive behaviors such as sexting, bullying and distracted driving.
Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents and Media, 2013, p. 127-133