Kids' Cell Phone Ownership Has Dramatically Increased in Past Five Years

This information is from a News Release from Mediamark Research and Intelligence (MRI):

Cell phone ownership among children has increased 68% in the past five years, according to MRI's recently-released American Kids Study.

Twenty percent of U.S. children ages 6-11 currently own a cell phone, up
from 11.9% of children in 2005.

The most dramatic increase has been among 10-11 year olds (+80.5%).

Moreover, in the past three years there has been a spurt in cell phone ownership
among boys.

Cell ownership among boys increased 47.6% since 2007, compared with a 17.2% increase among girls.

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