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Pewinternetorgreports2010social media a n d y o u n g

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Unformatted text preview: in a few minutes. 38 L ing, Rich. (2010). Texting as a life phase medium. J ournal of computer mediated c ommunication , 1 5 ( 2 ) , 2 7 7 -2 9 2 39 L enhart, A. Kahne, J et al. (2008) Teens, Video Games and Civics. Pew Research Center ’ s I nternet & American Life Project, Washington, DC. h ttp://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2008/Teens -Video -G a m e s -a n d -Civics.aspx 40 P lease see our Social Media and Young Adults report for fuller discussion of online p urchasing by teens and young adults at h ttp://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social Media -a n d -Y o u n g -Adults.aspx Chapter Three: Attitudes towards cell phones Parents ’ and teens ’ overall assessment of the role of cell phones in their lives Parents and teens have quite similar overall attitudes about the role of cell phones in their lives, though teens are more likely to salute the upside of constant connectivity and bemoan the downside. Perpetual availability breeds safety – or at least safer feelings — and the capacity to reach others anywhere, any time has some social payoffs. Moreover, the cell phone itself can be a "companion" for many teens w...
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