Banning Mobile Phones At Summer Camp

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Now that summer camp sessions are in full swing, many have discovered that, increasingly, campers are showing up carrying a mobile phone. In response, a large number of summer camps now ban mobile phones. Some kids still sneak them in, but the phones are quickly confiscated if the kids are caught with them. Some parents are upset, since they say they want to use the mobile phone to stay connected with their parents, but camp officials point out that part of the reason for sending kids to summer camp is to help them learn how to be independent from their parents.

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