Fully 91% of teen cell owners use text messaging — either directly through their mobile phones or through an app or a website.
In a testament to the shifting landscape of texting, one third (33%) of teens with cell phones use messaging apps like Kik or Whats App.
Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile phones, 92% of teens report going online daily — with 24% using the internet “almost constantly,” 56% going online several times a day, and 12% reporting once-a-day use.
Just 6% of teens report going online weekly, and 2% go online less often.
One-in-six teens (17%) read or comment on discussion boards like reddit or Digg.
When asked a general question about whether they used social media, three-quarters (76%) of teens use social media, and 81% of older teens use the sites, compared with 68% of teens 13 to 14.Some 18% of teens from families earning less than ,000 annually report that they do not text, compared with less than 7% for those in higher-earning families.Online pinboards are sites like Pinterest or Polyvore where users can “pin” online content to create highly visual displays of images and information for inspiration, purchase or construction. Girls, especially older ones, are the major users of these sites, with 33% of girls and 11% of boys using the boards.Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile phones — particularly smartphones.Nearly three-quarters (73%) of teens have a smartphone while just 12% of teens 13 to 17 say they have no cell phone of any type.