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Mr. Know-It-All: Cyberextortion, Your Kid's Cell Phone, Online Degrees

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Excerpt and quote.My 10-year-old daughter has been begging for a cell phone. Will I make her a social pariah if I don't give in? ... "Maybe dad is concerned about the sophistication the phone might bring into her life, about how she'll have the ability to communicate with people outside his control," says Shelley Pasnik, director of the Center for Children & Technology. There's a fine line between protecting and smothering.

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