Wednesday, June 13, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, June 4 2007] Parents, teens spar over mobile phone use
Kids see phones as necessity for communication with friends, relaxation, time management

There are very few households in South Korea that do not see trouble between parents and children over mobile phones.

In many cases, parents who gave their children mobile phones in order to vigilantly keep guard over their childrens’ comings and goings are worried that their children have been using the phone to talk with their friends instead, hurting their school performance. Such anxiety leads to distrust, and parents tend to try to interfere with their children’s behavior, resulting in disputes.

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