Further Useful References


  • Rich Ling, "The Mobile Telephone and Teens" in The Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone's Impact on Society. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.
  • Keep your kids safe. Take a look at Cellphone Safety.

Anxiety and Cellphones

Cellphone Addiction

  • Article on Spanish teenagers who are addicted to their cellphones.


Chat Rooms

  • The University of New Hampshire released this article on Online "predators" and their victims. Bear in mind this may not be limited to Chat Rooms.
  • Guidelines for Parents of children on Mxit.
  • Mxit also gives us their Top 10 things to keep in mind when in a chat room.
  • Article on how police stung chat room “sex message dad”.
  • Article where father wants Mxit banned.


  • The University of New Hampshire Crimes against Childrens Research Centre released this article in March 2011: Sexting: A Typology