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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FYI: Cell Phone World

Cell phones are nearly universal these days, with advantages and disadvantages to having a lifeline at all times. How is universal usage affecting for kids? Check out the figures:
  • 20 percent of children ages 6-11 own cell phones (doubled in the past five years), with 36 percent of 10 and 11 years owning one
  • 88 percent of kids use cell phones to talk to their parents
  • 56 percent have phones for “emergencies”
  • 54 percent are texters
  • Teens send or receive an average of 2,272 texts per month; the same number for adults is around 300

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