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为了不让父母看手机内容,青少年们用了这招…… Teens are using burner phones to hide what they do on the internet from their parents

中国日报网 2019-05-21 08:57

道高一尺,魔高一丈。为了逃离家长监控,青少年们想尽各种办法来隐藏自己的网络行为,就算手机被父母没收,他们也不怕,因为他们有这个……

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Teens are using burner phones in an attempt to keep their social lives a secret to their parents.

为了不让父母窥视自己的社交生活,青少年们开始用起了一次性手机。

burner phone: 一次性手机

 

A new report from the Wall Street Journal details the lengths some will go to in order to stay connected.

《华尔街日报》的一篇新报道详述了一些青少年为了保持联系而想尽一切办法。

The phones don't necessarily need costly plans — some teens use the burners when connected to WiFi to circumvent data charges.

用手机不一定要购买昂贵的套餐,一些青少年为了避免花流量费而在无线网络状态下使用一次性手机。

circumvent[,sɝkəm'vɛnt]: v. 绕行,规避

 

One parent told the WSJ that their daughter got phones from friends when they took her device away.

一位家长告诉《华尔街日报》说,当他们没收女儿手机后,女儿从朋友那里得到了手机。

"All the sudden she'd stop asking for her phone back and we'd be like, 'That's weird,'" Patrick Van Every said of his daughter, Jalyn.

帕特里克·凡·埃夫里在谈及女儿贾琳时说道:“突然之间,她不再要求我们把手机还给她了,于是我们觉得很奇怪。”

A survey from the Pew Research Center last year revealed that 56% of teens feel anxious, lonely or upset when they don't have their cellphones.

皮尤研究中心去年的一项调查揭示,56%的青少年在手机被没收时会感到焦虑、孤独或心烦。

And despite parents' attempts at limiting screen time, some kids will still find a way to access mobile devices.

尽管父母们试图限制孩子的屏幕时间,但一些孩子还是设法获得了手机。

"In almost every high school across the country there is a kid who sells burner phones from their locker," retired high-tech crimes detective Rich Wistocki told the WSJ.

已退休的高科技犯罪侦探瑞奇·威斯托基告诉《华尔街日报》说:“在美国的几乎每一所高中,都有一个出售一次性手机的孩子,这些货都放在学校的储物柜里。”

But just as kids hiding information from their parents isn't new, nor is the concept of burner phones for teens.

不过,孩子向父母隐藏信息早已不是新鲜事,同样,一次性手机对青少年而言也并不陌生。

A 2012 study found that 70% of kids hide online behavior from their parents, and in 2010, a McAfee study found more than half of the teens surveyed hid what they did online.

2012年的一项调查发现,70%的孩子都会隐藏网上行为不让父母知道。2010年,迈克菲的一项调查发现,超半数的受访青少年隐藏了自己的网上行为。

It's unclear how common the practice of burner phones is, but social media experts and teens told the Associated Press last year that many youngsters are living lives online that their parents don't know about — whether that be by utilizing burner phones or untraceable social media apps, like Snapchat, or by keeping their conversations on Kik, a private messaging app.

一次性手机的使用有多普遍,目前还不清楚,但据美联社去年从社交媒体专家和青少年那里获得的消息,许多青少年的网上生活都不为父母所知,不论是使用一次性手机或Snapchat等无痕的社交媒体应用,还是在私人通讯应用Kik上交谈。

The AP report cited a 2016 Pew Research survey that found only half of parents had ever checked their children's phone calls and text messages.

美联社的报道援引了皮尤研究中心2016年的调查结果称,只有半数父母曾检查过孩子的通话和短信记录。

Diana Graber, co-founder of internet safety organization CyberWise, told WSJ that teens "can easily get their hands on a phone" if their parents take devices away. She said the real goal is to teach teens about technology.

网络安全机构CyberWise的联合创始人戴安娜·格雷伯告诉《华尔街日报》说,如果父母们把手机没收了,青少年们“可以很容易地获取手机”。她说,真正的目标应该是让青少年对科技有正确认识。

"The only thing that works is education, teaching them the upsides and downsides of tech, and helping them establish their own boundaries," she told the WSJ.

她告诉《华尔街日报》说:“唯一可行的就是教育,教孩子们懂得科技的利和弊,帮助他们树立自己的界限。”

 

英文来源:Insider

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