Consumerscope: Teens Take on Technology at School
Before her emergency appendectomy, the doctor of a friend's teenage daughter asked her, "So do you have any last minute questions before surgery?" The girl responded asked, "Do you have Wi-Fi in the hospital? I have a term paper I need to e-mail to my teacher."
It's not surprising. Teens today push for the newest technology with all the speed, apps and features they can get. They are connected through cell phones, text messaging, e-mail and social networking in a way that other generations have not been.
According to a recent CEA study, teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 use cell phones above any other electronic product (82 percent) in school, followed by headphones and MP3 players.