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more often. Calls made to discuss school work are also fairly common: 22% do this on at
least a daily basis, though 26% say they never call for this reason. Teens also place long
voice calls to discuss important personal matters: Some 19% of teen cell users participate
in such calls on at least a daily basis, though 36% make these kinds of calls less than a
few times a week and 23% report never making this type of call. Some teens find the purposes for which they use the phone to be quite different from
their parents ’ use. As one high school boy notes: "The only reason why I usually call my
mom is like, if I want to ask her something or if I want to go somewhere. Or, like, what
time I need her to come and pick me up. But, she interacts with us like just to see where
we at, to be in our business." African -American teens use the phone more for social interaction; White and
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
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