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Are Cell Phones Dangerous for Kids?

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"Establish no-phone zones—like during class, at the dinner table or after 9 p.m.," says Jim Steyer, author of Talking Back to Facebook and CEO and founder of Common Sense Media. By laying down some rules about when your child is allowed to use her cell phone, you can kill two birds with one stone. She’ll absorb less radiation and avoid an unhealthy dependency on cell phone games, social media and texting.