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Ask a Tween

Could You Live Without Your Phone?

Jun 05, 2015 | 8 videos
Video by The Atlantic

In this episode of "Ask a Tween," we interviewed students at Alice Deal Middle School in D.C., who told us about their phone habits and pondered whether or not they could go without a cell phone. "If I didn't have something to communicate with my friends, it'd be harder to have a social life," says 12-year-old Ricardo Sheler. "It might be at certain times a little boring, because if you're stuck in the car you'd have nothing to do," adds 12-year-old Emma Berdy.

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Authors: Nadine Ajaka, Paul Rosenfeld