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When I was in high school in rural Iowa, it was customary for my parents to have me take one of the cellphones they had issued from their employer with me when I was out with friends to give them a call when I was going to be late, or if there was any emergency.
In 2006 when I was student teaching, the majority of my students had cellphones. Texting and use during the school day seemed infrequent, and I rarely saw students using their phone while walking in the halls our outside. That school had a rule they were not to be used in the classrooms, and my cooperating teacher would answer a student's phone if it rang in class. My preferred method was to confiscate the phone until either lunch or the end of the day.
Now, as a grad student volunteering at Lincoln High School, I see students texting in classes, or together as a group in the halls or outside but all using phones or other mobile devices.
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