11 September 2006

DE - Mobile phones are taken for granted by more and more children

A poll by the institute Synovate Kids + Teens (formerly known as Institut für Jugendforschung [Institute for Youth Research]) indicates that two thirds of 11- to 12-year-olds in Germany have their own mobile phone. In the age group 9- to 10-year-olds 37 percent said that they owned a mobile phone; among 6- to 8-year-olds that figure was still a remarkable 8 percent. At 89 percent almost every one of the 13- to 14-year-olds, the age bracket of teenagers proper, was found to own a mobile phone.