Posts tagged teens

Killing Sexy Halloween: The Ethical and Practical Complications
theatlantic:

“There’s always the mommy bloggers who get really angry, and then there’s people like me who get really angry,” says Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and an expert on adolescent sexuality and self-esteem. But, Wiseman admits, the complaining about sexy Halloween ends with “limited success.” Young women keep buying, and wearing, suggestive costumes.
That’s probably because most of the anxiety about the sexualization of Halloween comes from adults—the very people teenagers are inclined to ignore. If sexy Halloween is going to die, girls themselves will have to kill it.

Killing Sexy Halloween: The Ethical and Practical Complications

theatlantic:

“There’s always the mommy bloggers who get really angry, and then there’s people like me who get really angry,” says Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and an expert on adolescent sexuality and self-esteem. But, Wiseman admits, the complaining about sexy Halloween ends with “limited success.” Young women keep buying, and wearing, suggestive costumes.

That’s probably because most of the anxiety about the sexualization of Halloween comes from adults—the very people teenagers are inclined to ignore. If sexy Halloween is going to die, girls themselves will have to kill it.

via futurejournalismproject:

US Teens Triple Their Mobile Data Usage
Via Nielsen:

Teens have officially joined the mobile Data Tsunami, more than tripling mobile data consumption in the past year while maintaining their stronghold as the leading message senders. Using recent data from monthly cell phone bills of 65,000+ mobile subscribers who volunteered to participate in the research, Nielsen analyzed mobile usage trends among teens in the United States. In the third quarter of 2011, teens age 13-17 used an average of 320 MB of data per month on their phones, increasing 256 percent over last year and growing at a rate faster than any other age group.  Much of this activity is driven by teen males, who took in 382 MB per month while females used 266 MB.

Note though that twenty and thirty-somethings still rule data usage.
Image: Monthly Data Usage by Age, Q3 2010 v Q3 2011, via Nielsen.
H/T: Mashable.

via futurejournalismproject:

US Teens Triple Their Mobile Data Usage

Via Nielsen:

Teens have officially joined the mobile Data Tsunami, more than tripling mobile data consumption in the past year while maintaining their stronghold as the leading message senders. Using recent data from monthly cell phone bills of 65,000+ mobile subscribers who volunteered to participate in the research, Nielsen analyzed mobile usage trends among teens in the United States. In the third quarter of 2011, teens age 13-17 used an average of 320 MB of data per month on their phones, increasing 256 percent over last year and growing at a rate faster than any other age group.  Much of this activity is driven by teen males, who took in 382 MB per month while females used 266 MB.

Note though that twenty and thirty-somethings still rule data usage.

Image: Monthly Data Usage by Age, Q3 2010 v Q3 2011, via Nielsen.

H/T: Mashable.

People who are 25 years old must feel awfully confused.  Replace the word “text” with “email”, and I’m sure you’ll get the same stats from professionals armed with smartphones. To many it seems rude to text in these scenarios, but to other taking a call during dinner may seem intrusive or obnoxious.
What we see in this survey is a preference for different modes of communication.  It matches some earlier research that shows Teens text the most, nearly 2779 SMSs a month on average.
via joshsternberg:

stoweboyd:

A serious demographic break between the under 25s and the overs. Although I can’t understand the issue with texting while eating, aside from the question of eating with others.
I wonder what people text while having sex? Is it about the sex or some random other stuff?
(via 10% of Under 25s Think It’s OK to Text During Sex)

What were the sample sizes? Operational definitions for “having sex?”   
Numbers don’t mean anything without context. 
Also, let’s judge people based on 10% - that always works out well.

People who are 25 years old must feel awfully confused.  Replace the word “text” with “email”, and I’m sure you’ll get the same stats from professionals armed with smartphones. To many it seems rude to text in these scenarios, but to other taking a call during dinner may seem intrusive or obnoxious.

What we see in this survey is a preference for different modes of communication.  It matches some earlier research that shows Teens text the most, nearly 2779 SMSs a month on average.

via joshsternberg:

stoweboyd:

A serious demographic break between the under 25s and the overs. Although I can’t understand the issue with texting while eating, aside from the question of eating with others.

I wonder what people text while having sex? Is it about the sex or some random other stuff?

(via 10% of Under 25s Think It’s OK to Text During Sex)

What were the sample sizes? Operational definitions for “having sex?”  

Numbers don’t mean anything without context. 

Also, let’s judge people based on 10% - that always works out well.

Kids send text-messages more than once every 10 minutes

As a surprise to almost anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes accompanying a teenager with a cellphone (most of ‘em these days), a recent Nielsen study of mobile phone use shows that those under 18 send an average of 2779 sms texts per month.  That’s a staggering total of 93 per day, or about once every 10 waking minutes of the day.