25 percent of American teenagers access Internet with smartphones
Washington, Mar. 14 : Teenagers in America continues to lead the nation in smartphone use, with one-quarter of teens accessing the Internet mostly from their cell phones, a new study has found.
The results of the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, Teens and Technology 2013, highlight the importance of technology in the lives of teens, who are almost always connected to e-mail, texts and apps through their smartphones.
According to the Washington Post, the study found that about 37 percent of teens owned a smartphone, a sharp increase from 23 percent in 2011.
The study was conducted of teenagers between the age of 12 and 17 and stand out from adults.
The survey found that about 25 percent of teens used their cell phones to access the Internet, compared to 15 percent of adults.
Pew said this group of 'cell-mostly' Internet users portends an explosion of mobile Internet use in the future.
The study found that among teens, girls tend to be the most avid mobile Internet users.
They are just as likely as teenage boys to own a smartphone, but 34 percent of girls use their smartphones for Web use compared to 24 percent of boys, the report added.