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Unformatted text preview: arents of teens 12 -17 say they send and receive text
messages on their cell phones. In comparison, 65% of all adults 18 and older send or
receive text messages. 30 Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 47 receive text messages. 30 The typical American teen who texts sends 1500 texts a month.
Given the frequency with which teens text, it follows that they would be sending and
receiving a very large number of text messages and the data bear this out. The typical
text messaging teen sends and receives 50 texts a day, or 1500 text messages a month.
Girls text more than boys do; girls who text typically send and receive 80 texts a day,
boys send and receive 30. Older teens text more than younger ones: Teens ages 12 -13
who text send and receive 20 texts a day, while high school -age teens typically send and
receive 60 text messages a day. Older girls are the most active texters, with 14 -17Mobile year Phones | 48
Teens and Pew Internet & American Life Project old girls typically sending and receiving 100...
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