Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: otherwise. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 96 A more careful look at how household income relates to going online sheds more light on the situation. On the surface, one might find it surprising that teen cell phone owners to access the internet for a sizable portion of users who do not go online otherwise. A more careful look at how household income relates to going online sheds more light on the situation. On the surface, one might find it surprising that teen cell phone owners in the lowest household income category are most likely to use their handset to go online. However, this might be explained by the fact that members of the lowest income category are also the least likely to have a computer in the home. That is, the cell phone appears to be a viable alternative for internet access for some teens living in households that cannot afford computers. There are also racial and ethnic differences in cell phone -based internet use, with certain minorities being signific...
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