The world where cellular phones did not exist is foreign to the teens of this time period. From the time kids were old enough to go to school without Mom, they processed their first wireless phone. This phone being their first is of the simplest form; it is a prepaid flip phone that introduces them to the value of being connected to others. Because they were connected to the world from a very young age, stories from elders of times when they could only get in touch with people through phones connected to plug is terrifying for even the toughest of high school students, who would tremble by the thought of no wireless connection. Stories like these provide teens with the recognition of the idyllic world they were brought into, the world where technology is close by.
Teens of this time period need their phone with them 24/7, even where the use of wireless phones is prohibited. Teens produced methods to continue using their phones when it is not permitted. Through disguise, sly tricks, plus immense volumes of great skill most students can text during school. During English students hide their cells behind their book, Geometry they pretend to be using the