John Evans, a wonderful technology educator from Canada, sent me the study Children's Use of Mobile Phones: An International Comparison. Published by GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO in February 2009. They studied children ages 9-18 in Korea, Japan, India, Mexico, and China. The document is over 60+ pages long, but I wanted to summarize one of the interesting finds; the number of students who own and use mobile phones.
% of 12 year olds with a cell phone
% of 17 year olds with a cell phone
According to the Tomorrow Group 2009 Speak Up Report, in the United States currently about 76% of secondary students (12-18) have a cell phone.
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