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several times a day, compared with 37% of white teens and 45% of Hispanic teens. Teens
ages 14 -17 are somewhat more likely to text a boyfriend or girlfriend several times a day
than younger teens (45% vs. 27%), but much of this variation is mostly like due to a
greater likelihood of older teens having a significant other. Why teens text
Texting can be used for a myriad of reasons and this study focuses on a handful of
dimensions that roughly organize the ways in which teens can communicate with
friends and family. Teens were asked about texts that support and maintain
relationships and about texts used to coordinate meetings and to report locations. We
also asked about texts sent as a way to exchange information privately in situations
where voice calling would be inappropriate or unwise. Finally, teens were asked about
how text messaging is used as a part of school work done outside of school. Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 55 how text messaging is u...
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