Monday, July 9, 2007

Teens & Their Cell Phones: A Love Affair

A Disney Mobile "Cell and Tell" survey released last week found that
cellphone usage among 10-17-year-olds jumps by more than an hour a day
in the summer, to more than 3 hours and 45 minutes, compared with usage
on a school day.

The poll of more than 1,500 teens and preteens found that 44
percent use text messages as their primary form of communication. More
than half -- 52 percent -- say they send text messages from a movie
theater while 28 percent have sent messages from the dinner table.

For many -- 26 percent -- texting is one of the first things they do in the morning, within 10 minutes of waking up.

Almost all respondents -- 96 percent -- said they communicate with a parent daily via cellphone, while 20 percent said they use a cellphone to connect with Mom or Dad at least five times a day.

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