Pew Internet has an updated report with some interesting facts about when, where, and how students are using technology.
A couple of points that caught our eye. First, well over 90% of teens access the internet at home, and most of those students have cable or DSL connections. However, lower income teens are more likely to access the web using their phones.
Second, almost 1/3 of teens send 100 text messages or more per day. (Wow!) Amazingly, all this texting time doesn’t seem to come at the expense of other forms of communication, as heavy texters say they still make voice calls.
The third stat that may surprise some is that adults over 30 are now slightly more likely to have Facebook accounts than “young adults.” (Which Pew classifies as 18-29 and I classify as “anyone my age or younger.”) This reinforces our sense that Facebook is a potentially powerful parent outreach tool that schools can no longer afford to ignore.
As for Twitter? It’s usage is growing, but it’s still a niche player among teens, with only 8% reporting that they tweet. Compare that with the staggering 80% of teens who report owning a home gaming console.
Hit the link below for the full presentation. What stats surprised you most?