Youth Ministry Media shares infographics about teenagers and technology. The recent posting, Teens Cell Phone Usage, provides some interesting information.
A few things I noticed:
1) 75% of 12-17 year olds have a cell phone
2) Teens send/receive 2,108 texts a month (wonder how that stacks up against youth workers?)
3) 70% received a text from someone not in their contacts.
There is some good info for parents, too. I am a big fan of texting as a tool to stay in touch with both teens and adults. Good to see how it is being used and also to be aware of how we need to be cautious.