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Sexting “sending or receiving a sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photo or video of yourself/someone you know” <ul><...
Sexting <ul><li>Teens 12-17 </li></ul><ul><li>17% teens who pay for the full cost of their phone send sexts vs. 3% of othe...
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Geo-location? Twitter? <ul><li>4% of American adults use geo-location or geo-social applications </li></ul><ul><li>8% of A...
11/10/10 Amanda Lenhart Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project http ://pewinternet.org @amanda_lenhart pho...
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Teens and Mobile Phones: Exploring safety issues as mobile phones become the hub for American teens - FOSI 2010

  1. 1. Teens & Mobile Phones: Exploring safety issues as mobile phones become the communication hub for American teens Amanda Lenhart/Pew Internet FOSI November 2010 Washington, DC
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  9. 9. Sexting “sending or receiving a sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photo or video of yourself/someone you know” <ul><li>Teens 12-17 </li></ul><ul><li>4% have sent sexts </li></ul><ul><li>15% have received sexts </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest teens most likely, youngest least likely to have sent or received sexts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4% of 12 year olds have sent or received </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8% of 17 year olds have sent, 30% have received. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No gender diff in sending or receiving among teens. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults 18+ </li></ul><ul><li>6% have sent sexts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13% of 18-29 have sent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% of 30-49 have sent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>African Americans more likely to have sent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>15% have received </li></ul><ul><ul><li>31% of 18-29 have received </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17% of 30-49 have received sexts </li></ul></ul>11/10/10
  10. 10. Sexting <ul><li>Teens 12-17 </li></ul><ul><li>17% teens who pay for the full cost of their phone send sexts vs. 3% of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Sending texts, unlimited texting increase likelihood of receipt. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults 18+ </li></ul><ul><li>All increase likelihood of receipt of sexts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Male </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single, separated or divorced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>African American or Hispanic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Income LT $30K </li></ul></ul><ul><li>African Americans more likely to send sexts than whites. </li></ul>11/10/10
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  15. 15. Geo-location? Twitter? <ul><li>4% of American adults use geo-location or geo-social applications </li></ul><ul><li>8% of Americans 18-29 use geo-apps </li></ul><ul><li>What about teens? </li></ul><ul><li>8% of teens use twitter, but… </li></ul><ul><li>What might use or increased use mean for cyberbullying, harassment, dating violence? But also parental monitoring? </li></ul>11/10/10
  16. 16. 11/10/10 Amanda Lenhart Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project http ://pewinternet.org @amanda_lenhart photo by arcticpenguin

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