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Why shouldn’t teenagers be allowed to use WhatsApp?

15 April 2024

10:21 PM

15 April 2024

10:21 PM

For my thirteenth birthday, which coincided roughly with my Bat Mitzvah (the Jewish ceremony for entering adulthood), I had begged for – and got – my own phone line. This was so that I could talk for hours on the phone to friends I had seen all day, or possibly all weekend if they were at a different school, without tying up the whole family’s phone system.

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