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The Mobile Life Youth Report, one of the biggest ever social studies to examine how mobile phones have changed the way young people live, was published on 19 September by The Carphone Warehouse, advised by the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The report is the second from Mobile Life, a forum set up by The Carphone Warehouse earlier this year to study how mobile phones change the way we live. It offers an unprecedented insight into the world of young people and mobile phones, creating a real sense of the complexity of young lives today. Over 1,250 young people aged 11 to 17 who own mobile phones were surveyed by polling organisation YouGov.

The LSE adviser for this report was Dr Carsten Sorensen| of the Information Systems Group.

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Wall Street Journal
Walk or Talk (5 Jan 06)
Article refers to findings that the majority of young women use their mobile phone to deter the unwanted advances of men in The Mobile Life Report 2006, conducted by Carsten Sorensen.
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IT News, Australia
Most 10 year-olds have a mobile phone (21 Sep 06)
More than half of the UK's 10 year-olds have a mobile phone, according to a study for Carphone Warehouse and LSE.
http://www.itnews.com.au/newsstory.aspx?CIaNID=37278&src=site-marq| 

Scottish Daily Record
Generation text (20 Sep 06)
Ninety per cent of 12-year-olds own mobile phones, a survey revealed yesterday. The report, by The Carphone Warehouse and academics from LSE, says kids enjoy the freedom and better social life their phone gives them. 

Zee News, India
More than 90 per cent of Brit kids have a cell phone (20 Sep 06) 

All Headline News, USA
Study Finds More Than 90 Percent Of British Children Have Cell Phone (20 Sep 06)
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004911061| 

Birmingham Post
Mobile phones now dominating lives of youngsters (20 Sep 06)
More than half of all ten-year-olds own a mobile phone, according to a new report yesterday. The findings, compiled in the Mobile Life Youth Report, reveal the growing importance of mobile phones in children's lives today. The survey, which was commissioned by The Carphone Warehouse and advised by LSE, surveyed more than 1,250 young people aged 11 to 17.

Scottish Daily Record
Generation text; pre-teens 'escape to mobile phone world' (20 Sep 06)

The Times
More than half of all 10-year-olds have own mobile (19 Sep 06)
Mobile phones have penetrated the primary school, with 51 per cent of all 10 year olds owning their own phone.

Life Style Extra
90 per cent of 12 year olds have mobiles (19 Sep 06)
http://www.lse.co.uk/ShowStory.asp?story=TR1929181L&|
news_headline=90_percent_of_12_year_olds_have_mobiles| 

Esato, Norway
Most 10 year olds now own a mobile phone says new report that reveals impact of mobile phones on young lives today (19 Sep 06)
http://www.esato.com/news/article.php/id=1104| 

The Guardian
Most pupils in survey own mobiles by 12 (19 Sep 06)
The vast majority - 91 per cent of 12 year olds now own a mobile phone, according to research published today. The Mobile Life Youth Report is the second from a forum set up by The Carphone Warehouse with LSE. It reveals that mobile phone ownership rises sharply as children prepare to leave primary school - up from 24 per cent of nine year olds to 51 per cent of 10 year olds. 

The Times
More than half of all 10-year-olds have own mobile (19 Sep 06)
Mobile phones have penetrated the primary school, with 51 per cent of all 10-year-olds owning their own phone. The findings, compiled in the Mobile Life Youth Report, which was commissioned by The Carphone Warehouse with LSE, reveal the growing importance of technology in children's lives today, with 78 per cent of respondents saying their mobile phones made it easier to stay in touch with friends. 

Life Style Extra
90 per cent of 12 year olds have mobiles (19 Sep 06)
Playground peer pressure means nine out of ten twelve year olds own mobile phones, a survey released today reveals. And more than half of all ten year olds now has a mobile, the research found. The report from The Carphone Warehouse and LSE suggests phones can help resolve the constant teenage quest for love.
http://www.lse.co.uk/ShowStory.asp?story=TR1929181L&|
news_headline=90_percent_of_12_year_olds_have_mobiles| 

BBC Online
Youngsters 'reliant on mobiles' (19 Sep 06)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5358784.stm| 

Press Association Newsfile
Half of all 10 year olds have mobile phones (19 Sep 06)

posted 19 September 2006

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