Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

teens from low income households particularly

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Unformatted text preview: ens from low -income households, particularly African -Americans, are much more likely than other teens to go online using a cell phone. This is a pattern that mirrors Pew Internet Project findings about adults and their cell phones . l 21% of teens who do not otherwise go online say they access the internet on their cell phone. l 41% of teens from households earning less than $30,000 annually say they go online with their cell phone. Only 70% of teens in this income category have a computer in the home, compared with 92% of families from households that earn more. l 44% of black teens and 35% of Hispanic teens use their cell phones to go online, compared with 21% of white teens. Cell phones are seen as a mixed blessing . Parents and teens say phones make their lives safer and more convenient. Yet both also cite new tensions connected to cell phone use. Parents and their teenage children say they appreciate the mobile phone ’s enhancement of safety and its ability to keep teens connected to family and friends. For many...
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