Do you remember life before a cell phone?
If you are older than the Millennial generation, of course you would!
But I am at the oldest part of this generation and truly do not remember a time without them (even though I did not own one till I was able to drive). Technology has completely shaped my generation and the question has come up, how has this effected us and our view of the world?
Below is an infographic of the study, but we wanted to bring out the best parts of this data specifically on cell phones:
- The defining device for a teen is a cell phone at 94% of them owning one.
- 12% of teens have shared their phone number with a stranger or posted something inappropriate photos online.
- Texting is by far the number one modality of communication for teens at 63%, sending on average 167 texts a day.
Do you feel like this is a good thing?
(Let us know in the comment where you are coming from, i.e. parent, youth worker, teacher, no interaction with teens.)