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Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

Boys and girls are just as likely to have a phone

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Unformatted text preview: other age groups, 26 teens have adopted texting into their daily routines and into their expectations of how they can reach one another. Texting is a technology that fills a vital communications niche in teens ’ lives. 27 Beyond age, there are few differences in cell phone ownership between groups of teens. Boys and girls are just as likely to have a phone, though they do not always use it in the same way. There are no differences by race or ethnicity in phone ownership by teens. However, socioeconomic status is one area where cell phone ownership rates do vary significantly – with teens from lower income families less likely to own a mobile phone. A bit more than half (59%) of teens in households earning less than $30,000 annually have a cell phone, while more than three -quarters of teens from wealthier families own one. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 26 one. Ownership of mobile phones is not always a one person, one phone relationship. A small number...
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