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35 talking and texting on the cell phone are no

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Unformatted text preview: day while 22% of younger teens say the same. Older teens are also more likely to talk with siblings, other family and significant others multiple times during the day. The latter is partly due to the fact that older teens are more likely to have a significant other than younger teens. Black teens with cell phones are more likely than whites to say that they talk to friends and siblings on the phone several times a day. White teens are more likely to say they talk to friends once a day, and to their siblings and other relatives infrequently – once a week or less often. There are no differences by gender, age or race in the frequency of talking to parents on a cell phone. As we have seen in previous research, communicating frequently in one mode is often related to communicating frequently in multiple ways. 35 Talking and texting on the cell phone are no exception – teens who text are more likely to say they talk frequently with almost everyone – friends, parents and significant others – several times a day. The exception is in the case of siblings, where texters are more likely to talk with them by cell phone once a day. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 66 phone once a day. Similar to text messaging, the type of cell phone plan a teen has relates to how frequen...
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