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Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior
Interactions between persons
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Mobile Phone Use by Middle School Students
Kathleen Guinee (Northeastern University, USA) and Gregory Mertz (Northeastern University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8239-9.ch044
Mobile phones are prevalent in the daily lives of middle school students. They are useful for academic and informal learning, but may also facilitate cheating. Mobile phones can help foster student-centered learning and promote positive emotions and student motivation. Middle school students text and make calls using mobile phones to maintain friendships and make plans, as well as explore romantic relationships. Two social problems that can emerge with mobile phone use are cyberbullying and sexting. Mobile phones make middle school students feel safe, but can also put them in physical danger and facilitate risky behaviors. Using a mobile phone, particularly after bedtime, is associated with poor sleep and mental health.
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