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- The vast majority of teenagers have their own cell phone including 41% who say they have a smartphone. Cell phone ownership varies by age with 74% of 13- to 14- year olds and 87% of 15- to 17- year olds.
- Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly.
- Two-thirds (68%) of teens text every day, half (51%) visit social networking sites daily, and 11% send or receive tweets at least once every day. Teens prefer texting due to the convenience -30% saying it’s the quickest and 23% because it’s the easiest way to get in touch with one another.
- Although there are real benefits to kids using sites like Facebook, including increased communication, access to information and help in developing a sense of self, there can be serious downsides to all this online sharing too.