May 18, 2010

Teens and Mobile Phones: Texting rises sharply as mobile phones become the communication hub for American teens.

In a lunch time talk to staff from the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Education, Amanda shared data from the Pew Internet Project’s April 2010 Teens and Mobile Phones report. The talk details which teens have mobile phones, how much they use them to text and talk and with whom. It also examines the impact of the cell phone plan on use and the relationship between who pays for the phone – parents, teens or some combination – and how it is used. And finally, the presentation unpacks the challenges that parents and schools face in managing and monitoring teens’ cell phone use in the home and at school.