78% of teenagers age 12-17 have a cellphone
47% of kids in that age group have a smart phone
65% of teenagers take their phones to school, despite any restrictions that may be in place
74% of teachers say that technology in the classroom enables them to reinforce and expand on content, and that it motivates students to learn
The bottom line -- digital devices are here to stay. They can be a great education tool, but parents need to teach their kids what is appropriate. Dawn says it is important that parents have open and honest conversations with their kids about bringing and using cell phones at school.