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Unformatted text preview: ones to cheat on tests and to skirt rules at school and with
their parents. Some are using their phones to send sexts, others are sleeping with
buzzing phones under their pillows, and some are using their phones to place calls and
text while driving. While a small number of children get a cell phone in elementary school, the real tipping
point for ownership is in middle school. About six in ten (66%) of all children in our
sample had a cell phone before they turned 14. Slightly less than 75% of all high school
students had a cell phone.
Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 14 This report particularly highlights the rapid rise of text messaging in recent months. Some 72% of all US teens are now text message users, 7 up from 51% in 2006. Among citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. Introduction: Why study mobile phones?
Introduction and background
Wireless communication has emerged as one of the fastest diffusing mediums on the
planet, fueling an emergent "mo...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
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