Friday, November 12, 2010

Mobile Safety and Teen Perspectives

PEW has some interesting research on what teenagers think about mobile phone safety. Below is a PowerPoint presentation from senior research specialist at PEW Amanda Lenhart that show some recent statistics.

  • 58% of teens from schools that forbid cell phones use them during class anyway
  • 31% of teens that take their cell phones to school send text messages during class everyday
  • 4% of teens age 12-17 have sent a "sext message"
  • 15% of teens age 12-17 have received a "sext message"
  • 8% of older teens sent "sext messages", 30% of older teens received them
  • No gender difference in sending or receiving "sext messages"
  • 52% of teens talk while driving a car
  • 34% of teens text while driving a car
  • 26% of teens have been bullied via text message
  • Girls text message more than boys


Carly said...

Hi Liz. Great, cutting edge stuff you are looking at here! I have not had success getting a hold of you via email so I thought I would post to your blog. I am investigating doing my dissertation in this topic area and need to do a qualitative "mini-look" at the topic so I wanted to see if you would be willing to answer some questions about the topic. I have spoken with Lisa Neilsen and Cathie Norris as well:-) Here are the questions I am using for investigation if you would have time to answer them:-)
PS>..I am halfway through your book!

1. What do you feel are the main challenges associated with incorporating mobile phones into the K-12 educational system?

2. In your opinion, what are main advantages of implementing mobile phone technology into the K-12 curriculum?

3. What are the key changes that need to be considered within the K-12 educational framework in order for mobile learning to be successful?

4. In your opinion, what areas of mobile learning and the use of mobile phone technology in K-12 education are the most key areas in need of further research and development?

CataMobile said...

Interesting statistics. Thanks for the info

Online Mobile Recharge said...

I am investigating doing my dissertation in this topic area and need to do a qualitative "mini-look" at the topic.

mashhood said...

thanks for the statistics....
Mobiles do affect lives in teenage..!!

Mobile said...

Interesting statistics. Thanks for the info

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