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ERIC Number: EJ786329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
The Young and the Wireless
Schmidt, Aaron
School Library Journal, v51 n10 p44-46 Oct 2005
Everybody wants to turn teens into regular library users, and a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project is chock-full of information that can help. If librarians better understand kids' online needs, and create libraries and services that respond to these needs, then teens will be much more likely to visit their libraries--either in person or by way of cyberspace. For starters, it's important to know that 87 percent of kids between the ages of 12 and 17 use the Internet and slightly more than half of them log on daily, according to "Teens and Technology: Youth Are Leading the Transition to a Fully Wired and Mobile Nation." That's up 14 percent from a little over four years ago. What are these kids up to? In telephone interviews with more than 1,000 teens, the study found that 81 percent play games, 76 percent get news, 43 percent make purchases, and 31 percent search for health information. Research for "Teens and Technology" was conducted in late 2004 for the Pew Charitable Trusts, a highly respected nonprofit foundation dedicated to keeping the public informed about issues and trends that shape their lives. Here, the author offers some other key findings that can turn your library into a hot destination for today's teens.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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