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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.
- Fall '13