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Unformatted text preview: their cell phones more often for coordination and location
sharing. we at, to be in our business." African -American teens use the phone more for social interaction; White and
Hispanic teens use their cell phones more often for coordination and location
sharing. There are some variations by race and ethnicity in the frequency with which teens use
their cell phones to make or receive calls for these different purposes. Among African American teens, the phone is their hub for social and personal chats, while white teens
and to a lesser extent English -speaking Hispanic teens use the phones more frequently
for coordination and location sharing. African -American and Hispanic teens are more
likely to use their phones frequently for school work than white teens, who still use it for
this purpose, but less often. Younger boys do not make many voice calls for any purpose. When looking at age and gender, younger boys make calls less frequently for almost
every purpose. Younger boys ages 12 -13 rarely just call to say hello and chat; nearly
60% of boys in this age group say they call just to say "hi" a few times a week or less
often, and another 14% never do so. Just 7% of boys this age say they mak...
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