09/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Teens On Tech: 'I'd Rather Give Up My Kidney Than My Phone'

First, 75% of all teenagers (and 58% of 12-year-olds) now have a mobile phone. Almost 90% of phone-owning teens send and receive texts, most of them daily. Half send 50 or more texts a day; one in three send 100. In fact, in barely four years, texting has established itself as comfortably "the preferred channel of basic communication between teens and their friends".

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