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Author: Madell, Dominic; Muncer, Steven
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CMCH Synopsis: A large group of English students were surveyed about their internet and cell phone use. The majority of them used both kinds of technology. Boys were more likely to use the internet to download music, find information about and buy goods and services, while girls were more likely to use the internet for email and educational research. Most students used the internet 2-4 hours per week. Boys tended to use the internet more often than girls did. Students who made more phone calls also tended to send more text messages and more email. The two technologies seem to go together for these adolescents. Center on Media and Child Health
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Year: 2004
Article Title: Back from the beach but hanging on the telephone? English adolescents' attitudes and experiences of mobile phones and the internet
Journal: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Volume: 7
Issue: 7
Pages: 359-367
ISSN:
Source of Funding: University of Durham
Study Design: Correlational Study
Descriptive/Historical
Publication Type: Journal Article
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Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Childhood (birth-12 yrs), School Age (6-12 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescent Attitudes
Adolescents
Cell Phones
Communication Skills
Computer Attitudes
Education
Gender Differences
Instant Messaging
Text Messaging

 

 

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