No surprise - more children owning cell phones

No surprise - more children owning cell phones
One study delves into the statistics among children who own cell phones and how rapidly this trend is increasing with no stop in sight. According to MRI’s recently-released American Kids Study, cell phone ownership among children has increased 68% in the past five years. The 2009 American Kids Study was conducted on approximately 5,000 participants from households that used an innovative child friendly questionnaire.  Of all the US children ages 6 to 11, 20% own a cell phone – up from the 11.9% found in 2005. One of the most dramatic increases seen in the study was from 10 to 11 year old range with over 80.5% owning a handset. The study goes on to discover that boys are more typical to have a phone more than girls – it has increased 47.6% for boys since 2007 and 17.2% for girls. As more wireless providers are offering services that are aimed at kids, such as the use of GPS tracking, there will continue to be a boom in the usage of mobile phones among children.

via Cell Phone Digest

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