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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Assessing the Risks

Mobile phone usage has skyrocketed in just one generation. Over 30 countries around the world have exceeded 100 percent cell phone penetration, which means that there are more cell phone accounts than there are people in those countries. (The United States lags somewhat at around 65 percent, according to Informa Telecoms & Media.) But how people of different ages use their mobile phones varies significantly.

Most people over 40 years of age use their mobile phones because of the convenience of being able to make and receive calls anywhere. Younger users consider their cell phones as portable computers and use them to interact, entertain, inform, and create new content in a wide variety of ways. And users are getting ever younger. ...

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