Image by TechChuck2009 There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers in the world… … that’s 77% of the world’s population
And these numbers continue to GROW Image by mobilyazilar
Feature phones are more popular outnumbering smartphones 4:1 Image by BiT.Photo Image by jagelado
NOKIA is the #1 smartphone and mobile phone Image by MobiGates
Mobile phones are a.... …remote control… …for life Image by inajeep
They quickly become PERSONALIZED and you can do almost anything on them Image by enola05
...with SMS being the most common function Image by Sarah Price
"Kids today are digital natives. Our research shows that they use their mobile phones to talk, text, take pictures, play games and check Facebook," ~ MobileMustermanager Rose Read Image by MoHotta18
Image by ryanmcginnisphoto But have we become too DEPENDENT on them?
DEPENDENT 35% of US Android and iPhone users check their phones before getting out of bed in the morning Image by Sarah Price
This information abundance... ...results in a poverty of attention Image by offernandinhoon!
... Making them DISTRACTING Image by Expo AA 304
Hierarchy of digital distractions BBM Facebook Voicemail IM SMS E-mail Image by Sarah Price
On the other hand, they resolve... Image by Spencer, Najera MICROBORDEOM
Image by Sarah Price …connectivity PROMOTE …accessibility …productivity ...social Cohesion
Image by Keren Leahy This acquired knowledge takes time and patience
Image by JeremyHall Image by t.jancewicz So, at what AGE should we start to learn about mobile technology?
“9 out of 10 parents believe their kids should be taught about mobile phones and internet safety in school”- a new study says Image by Microsoft Clipart Image by nikki.jane