Filed under: Gadgets & Tech, Patrick
Date: Apr 20, 2010
Highschool is certainly a different ballgame nowadays. When I was in high school, cell phones were new to begin with. The cool thing to have when I was a teen was your own phone line at home, but it certainly wasn’t the norm to have your own cell phone until later on.
Nowadays, it’s all about texting. A study by Pew Center’s Internet & American Life Project has revealed the following stats on teen texting:
- 75 % of teens aged 12 to 17 own a cell phone
- On average, 50 text messages are sent a day by these teens, with only about 5 calls made
- 1/3 of teens send 100 texts a day, equating to about 3,000 per month. “Unlimited” texting used to mean 2,000 text messages per month, thinking that no one would actually go over that. That’s certainly changed. “Unlimited” text plans now actually do mean unlimited.
- 43% of teens use their cells during school hours
Gossip Girls send & receive about 80 texts a day, wheras guys only do about 30