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Unformatted text preview: wn to ever younger teens. In 2004, just 18% of 12 year -olds had a cell
phone of their own, and now 58% of them do. In the same 2004 survey, 68% of 17 year olds had a phone, and now 83% do. Much of the recent overall growth in cell phone
ownership among teens has been driven by uptake among the youngest teens. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 25 olds had a phone, and now 83% do. Much of the recent overall growth in cell phone
ownership among teens has been driven by uptake among the youngest teens. Cell phones are nearly ubiquitous in the lives of teens today, with ownership cutting
across demographic groups. As both boys and girls move into the latter part of middle
school and into high school their world is expanding socially and geographically. Many
begin driving, with the consequent need for greater coordination, and expansion of their
social lives with texting the conduit for that growth. Texting is also an element of teen
identity. More than with...
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