60% of Teens Studied were Using Cell Phones After Lights-Out at Night, Sometimes Past 3AM.
Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011
Time Magazine recently reported about three new studies published in the journal Sleep. In one of these studies of more than 1,600 13 to 15 year olds in Belgium, scientists found that almost 60% of these teens used their cell phones for either talking or texting after turning out their lights for bedtime. The later the teens stayed awake with their phones, the more tired they were.
How late are these teens staying awake on their phones? The study found that most of them were talking or texting until midnight, and some, well past 3am.
Parents worry about their teens getting enough sleep due to commitments to homework, sports, the arts, and after-school jobs. But parents probably assume that their children are going to sleep after turning out the lights. This study indicates that this may not be the case.
As part of a dialogue with their teens, parents may want information about who is calling or texting their kids after lights-out. By entering the phone number (from the call logs or phone bill) into the search bar at http://www.PhoneRecordFinder.com, parents can get information about the number. Much of the information is free, and parents can opt to get more information for a small fee. Information is available for land lines, cell phones, home or work phones and unlisted numbers.
In addition, parents can use the Resources tab at Phone Record Finder.com to find links to websites about keeping kids safe.
For more information about the study, please see the Time magazine article at http://ti.me/83EYVW. For more information about phone number searches and reverse number look-ups, please see http://www.PhoneRecordFinder.com.