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Talk Show: Number of Kids with Cell Phones Nearly Doubles Since 2005

Yo, Mom! Hurry home -- this diaper isn't changing itself. LOL! Credit: Corbis
Do your children constantly nag you for their own cell phones? From the looks of it, many parents are giving in. A survey from Mediamark Research and Intelligence,...

Mom Denied Cell Phone - For Being a Mom

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker -- all noble professions, indeed. Stay-at-home Mom? Well, get a real job. At least, that's what one Australian mom was told when she went to buy a cell phone. Lyndal Fair, a thirty-six-year-old mother of three, wante...

Sunbathing Australian teens advertise for boys

A group of teenage girls, fourteen and fifteen years old, had the brilliant idea of writing their mobile phone numbers on their backs with blue skin cream so that boys could see them when the girls were sunbathing. The girls were hoping to attract so...

Baby uses cellphone to get help

When Linda Wright heard her eleven-month-old granddaughter, Amelia, answer the cellphone, she knew something wasn't right. The baby wasn't allowed to play with the phone, under normal circumstances, so when she heard her say "Who's that?" and "Mama",...

Teen takes advantage of unlimited text plan

How many text messages do you send in a month -- five? fifty? What about your teenaged kids? More like 500? And you think that's a lot? Well let me tell you some thing... that's nothing. In fact fifteen-year-old Paige Horne does that in a day. Yep, s...

Teens ignore bans on cellphones in cars

Surprise, surprise, teens aren't paying any attention to laws barring them from using cellphones while driving. According to a survey released Monday, in fact, cellphone usage actually went up slightly after North Carolina enacted such a law in 2006....

Dad calls from Iraq, son gets suspended

Master Sgt. Morris Hill is serving his country in Iraq, a long way away from his beloved sons back in Texas. Luckily, these days, we have the means for people on opposite sides of the planet to talk to each other in real time, almost without regard t...

Text messages -- limited or limitless?

Should a thirteen-year-old girl be allowed to switch from a cell phone plan with a limited number of included text messages to one that offers unlimited texting? That's the question that was posed to me recently over dinner. There I was, surrounded b...

Numbers for your cellphone

Life as a parent is very different from life BK -- Before Kids. (Duh!) When you don't have kids, you can do all kinds of things without having to worry too much about the consequences. You can drink two litres of wine and go skateboarding down the mi...

Was texting the cause of fatal crash?

Back in the middle of June, I reported on a study that found that two-thirds of kids aged 18 to 24 thought it okay to send text messages while they were driving. I didn't think it a good idea then and my feelings haven't changed after reading this ar...

From the red carpet: are camera phones the new wallets?

Whenever my husband and I are out, now, he pulls out his camera phone to show off his photos of our kids. And we aren't the only ones: Virginia Madsen pulled out her Motorola camera phone to show Ryan Seacrest, and the TV viewing public, a picture of...

LG Migo from Verizon: Is it a piece of crap?

We've written extensively about the Firefly, a cell phone with limited capabilities designed exclusively for kids. While perusing Verizon Wireless the other day for a cell phone for my stepdaughter, however, I noticed a new offering: the LG Migo, cur...

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