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little girl with an ipodMobile devices are an integral part of kids’ lives, especially for tweens and teens aged 12 to 17. According to the Pew Research Center’s Teens, Social Media, and Technology Overview 2015:

  • 88% of teens have a cell phone
  • 73% of teens have a smartphone
  • 58% of teens have a tablet computer
  • 91% of teens go online from mobile devices at least occasionally
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Risks

Research shows that individuals who use their mobile devices often and feel compelled to…
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Benefits

Mobile devices allow for delivery of personalized health messages (via text or an app) that can help…
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Healthy Use

To help your child use mobile media safely, CMCH recommends that you consider the following tips…
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