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Unformatted text preview: nd with little fuss. In other cases, it interrupts in -person encounters or can receives as many. Changes in subscription packages have encouraged widespread
texting among US teens and has made them into world class texters. As a result, teens in
America have integrated texting into their everyday routines. It is a way to keep in
touch with peers even while they are engaged in other social activities. Often this is done
discreetly and with little fuss. In other cases, it interrupts in -person encounters or can
cause dangerous situations. To understand the role that cell phones play in teens ’ lives, the Pew Research Center ’s
Internet & American Life Project and Michigan ’s Department of Communication
Studies conducted a survey and focus groups in the latter part of 2009. The phone
survey was conducted on landline and cell phones and included 800 youth ages 12 -17
and one of their parents. It was administered from June 26 -September 24, 2009. The
overall survey has a margin of error of 4 percentage points; the portion dealing with
teen cell owners involved 625 teens in the sample and has a margin of error of 4
percentage points; the portion...
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