Kids who pay for their own phone are 4 times more likely to Sext
59% of teens in a family with household income under $30,000 have a cellphone while 75% in "wealthier" families own them. 55% of 18-29 year olds access the internet from a phone. Cellphone usage has grown dramatically. 75% of teens and 93% of adults aged 18-29 now own a cellphone. In 2004, 18% of 12 year olds had a cellphone. That number is now 58% and should continue to rise as pricing becomes cheaper and kids become more tech-savy. Check out the source link for more results from the survey.
source: PewReport via CrunchGear
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4. smrt83 (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)
This report brought to you by the No Shit Shirlock foundation for the blatantly obvious
5. basschica (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)
So let me get this straight... the title of this article indicates that teens that pay for their cells are more likely to sext and then it goes on to describe household incomes and percentage of teens with cell phone? This would indicate phones purchased by parents, since we're discussing their AGI. Furthermore 20s != teens. Again, more irrelevance to the title. Let me go ahead and save someone else some large sums of money on another useless study and say that presumably the reason a teen would sext when they pay for their own phone is because their parents wouldn't see the billing detail (or not if it is prepaid) and be able to question who they're calling, texting, sexting, and when and any per message charges that it might incur. If I were a parent, my kid's phone would be on my plan, they would pay for their portion of the bill (it's a luxury item not a necessity) and I'd most certainly monitor it. Ugh, why do people waste time studying the obvious?
6. rwolf1984 (Posts: 522; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
what's up with phone arena and the ginger boy? that is the last thing i think about when someone brings up sexting, lol
7. corporateJP (Posts: 2229; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
ROFLMAO. FTR, I just sexted your daughter. Who"s laughing now, good buddy mutherfucker.
8. keithrandy (Posts: 21; Member since: 05 Feb 2010)
Well duh, if I pay for it I"m gonna use it anyway that I want. I'm 21 I've been sexting before adults knew what the heck it was. If the kid is paying for the phone the parent should be happy that they are finding out about responsibility. They're gonna sext and have sex so you should get use to it.
10. VZWPunchingBag (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Aug 2009)
I dont understand sexting. When I wanna do it I just go do it.