Swap nude pictures by cell phone
He’s said that he’s played this “game” “half a dozen times in the last several years”, and that he learned how to find and steal explicit photos while working for the Los Angeles CHP department.The Contra Costa Times reported on a similar stolen-photo incident at a CHP office in Los Angeles two years ago – a case that Chief Avery Browne acknowledged.
Some 75% of 12-17 year-olds now own cell phones, up from 45% in 2004.Harrington allegedly sent the photos to fellow Dublin CHP Officer Robert Hazelwood with this text: The alleged photo thefts were discovered after the 29 August arrest of a 23-year-old woman in a San Ramon DUI case.After getting out of jail, the woman, identified in court papers as Jane Doe 1, realized that six photos of her in various stages of undress had been forwarded from her i Phone while she was in custody, investigators said.One in three teens sends more than 100 text messages a day, or 3000 texts a month.Daily text messaging by teens to friends has increased rapidly since early 2008.Harrington also exchanged text messages with Hazelwood less than half an hour after Harrington had allegedly stolen the six photos, the affidavit says.
Hazelwood apparently wasn’t satisfied with the photos of Jane Doe 1.
Among those texters: Calling is still a central function of the cell phone for teens and for many teens, voice is the primary mode of conversing with parents.
Among cell-owning teens, using the phone for calling is a critically important function, especially when it comes to connecting with their parents.
That is a sharp rise from the 51% of teens who were texters in 2006. Among all teens, their frequency of use of texting has now overtaken the frequency of every other common form of interaction with their friends (see chart below).
Fully two-thirds of teen texters say they are more likely to use their cell phones to text their friends than talk to them to them by cell phone.
Those phones have become indispensable tools in teen communication patterns.