|Authors:||Randi Hjorthol, Mona Hovland Jakobsen, Rich Ling|
|ISBN (digital version):||82-480-0606-9|
How do different families with children use the car and the mobile telephone in daily activities? In this report we present answers on this question. The result is based on a survey among 2000 Norwegian parents. The interaction between the car and the mobile phone has in a very short time developed into a symbiosis. The results indicate that frequent use of the mobile phone is related to short planning horizon and frequent car use. The mobile telephone is both a solver and a creator of conflict in the relation between parents and children, and also between parents living separately. Parents use the mobile phone to keep in contact and to control their children. The share of children owning their own mobile is high, and children with parents living apart get a mobile phone earlier than other children.