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Author: Madell, Dominic; Muncer, Steven
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CMCH Synopsis: A large group of English students (aver age = 13 years) were surveyed about their cell phone and internet use. The majority of these students used the internet, but a smaller part of that group used it for email. There seemed to be a substantial number of students who had email addresses but did not use them. Only a small number of students visited chat rooms. The majority of these students had cell phones and they seemed to make a few calls a week and send a few text messages a day. In general, if students used one of these technologies (cell phones or internet) they tended to use both of them. The authors concluded that both cell phones and the internet are incredibly popular among young adults and that the two technologies seem to be used together. Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2005
Article Title: Are internet and mobile phone communication complementary activities amongst young people? A study from a 'rational actor' perspective
Journal: Information, Communication & Society
Volume: 8
Issue: 8
Pages: 64-80
ISSN: 1369-118X
Source of Funding: University of Durham
Study Design: Correlational Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Childhood (birth-12 yrs), School Age (6-12 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescents
Cell Phones
Interpersonal Communication
Media Diet
Text Messaging



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