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Girls, Boys & Mobile Communication <ul><li>Girls have more fully embraced mobile phones for social communication </li></ul...
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03/31/11 Amanda Lenhart Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project http://pewinternet.org @amanda_lenhart phot...
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The New Centrality of Mobile Phones: How adolescents text & talk with friends and how that compares with other forms of interpersonal communication

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Amanda Lenhart, Rich Ling & Scott Campbell at the Society for Research in Child Development , March 31, 2011, Montreal

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The New Centrality of Mobile Phones: How adolescents text & talk with friends and how that compares with other forms of interpersonal communication

  1. 1. The New Centrality of Mobile Phones: How adolescents text & talk with friends and how that compares with other forms of interpersonal communication Amanda Lenhart, Rich Ling & Scott Campbell Society for Research in Child Development March 31, 2011 Montreal
  2. 2. Methods <ul><li>800 teens ages 12 to 17 and a parent or guardian were contacted by landline or cellular telephone in a nationally representative rdd survey conducted from June to September 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>9 focus groups in four cities with middle and high school aged teens (ages 12-18) conducted in June and October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Joint project of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and the University of Michigan. </li></ul>May 2010
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  14. 14. Girls, Boys & Mobile Communication <ul><li>Girls have more fully embraced mobile phones for social communication </li></ul><ul><li>Girls are more likely to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>text friends daily (86% vs. 64% boys) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>call friends daily on their cell phones (59% of girls call daily vs. 42% of boys) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have long text exchanges about personal matters (77% vs. 62%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have long personal voice conversations on their cell phones, to call friends about school work, and to report where they are to someone. </li></ul></ul>03/31/11
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  17. 17. 03/31/11 Amanda Lenhart Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project http://pewinternet.org @amanda_lenhart photo by arcticpenguin

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