Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: antly more likely to use their cell phone to go online than white teens. More specifically, 44% of teens whose parents are black and 35% of those with Hispanic parents use their cell phone to go online, as opposed to 21% of teens with white parents. These trends reveal an interesting paradox. On the one hand, going online through the cell phone is cost -prohibitive for many teens, especially younger ones who must rely on their parents to pay for this service. At the same time, it also provides teens from lower Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 97 income households without a computer an opportunity to use the internet, hence helping to bridge the digital divide. These trends reveal an interesting paradox. On the one hand, going online through the cell phone is cost -prohibitive for many teens, especially younger ones who must rely on their parents to pay for this service. At the same time, it also provides teens from lower income households without a computer an opportunity to use the internet, hence helping to bridge the digital divide. Specific activities done on the cell phone One in 5 teen cell phone owners email through their handset. While 93% of teens say they use email, only 21% of those who own cell phones use the technology to send or receive email. Not surpr...
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