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The teenage years are all about testing limits and exploring new freedoms. The years a parent spends raising a teenager are spent worrying and wondering whether your child is safe and upholding the values you taught them. Unfortunately, technology and the online world has added a whole new element to being a teenager, 80% of teenagers use a cell phone regularly, and 71% of teens say they hide their online activity from the parents. That means that 71% of teens are exposing themselves to cyberbulling, predators and other dangerous activities that could have long-term lasting effects on their lives. What's a parent to do?