Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

While both sexes are likely to send text messages to

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Unformatted text preview: r teens are more likely to text for a variety of reasons than younger teens. While teens of all ages pick up the phone to say hello and chat with friends, younger teens are less likely to check in with someone to find where they are (81% vs. 91% of teens 14 -17) or to coordinate meeting someone - 78% of 12 -13 year -olds compared with 87% of 14 -17 year -olds. This difference is most likely attributable at least in part to the greater mobility of older teens. Older teens are also more likely than younger teens to do things related to school work with text messages, to have long exchanges about important personal matters and to text in order to exchange information privately. Girls are more likely to use texting for social connection. While both sexes are likely to send text messages to coordinate meetings or to check in with others, girls are more likely to use texting for socially connecting with others – either just to say hello and chat (59% of girls do this several times a day com...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.

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