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Unformatted text preview: f girls say the same. Teens
with parents who have less than a high school education or who are Hispanic are also
less likely to say they text with parents than those with more education or white teens. Texting or talking with siblings or significant others shows little variation by sex, age,
race or socio -economic status. The one exception is that teens in lower income
households are slightly less likely than teens from wealthier families to say they
primarily text their significant other. Why texting is preferred over talking: There are several reasons that teens would choose texting over talking. Texting allows
for asynchronous interaction and it is more discrete than making voice calls. Texting
Pew Internet & Americanwhen dealing
can be a buffer Life Project Teens with
with parents and can be safer when interacting and Mobile Phones | 76 potential romantic partners. Finally, it is a simple way to keep up with friends when
there is nothing special that needs to be communicated. There are several reasons that teens would cho...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '13