New Pew / Internet & American Life Report

This latest report on how Americans use the Internet focuses on teens. Here are a few of the headings in the reports Summary of Findings:

  • Close to nine in ten teens are internet users.
  • 45% of teens have cell phones and 33% are texting.
  • Email is still a fixture in teens’ lives, but IM is preferred.
  • Face-to-face time still beats phone and screen time for teens.
  • Half of families with teens have broadband.
  • Eight in ten wired teens play games online.
  • The size of the wired teen population surges at the seventh grade mark.
  • Older girls (aged 15-17) are power communicators and information seekers.
  • I look forward to reading this in more detail.

    Author: David Warlick

    David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.