October 6, 2010

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

Mobile phones have become the hub of teens’ communication with peers and others, and is increasingly a source of information as well as connection to others. This talk presents data about which teens have mobile phones and how they use them – texting, talking and beyond – as well as findings about the type of plan teens have for their phones and how those economic factors affect use. The presentation also examines how institutions like families and schools regulate teens’ mobile phones.