Teens hooked on mobiles

Almost all youngsters between the ages of 12 and 15 years of age own a mobile phone, with two in 10 using the phone for more than 15 minutes each day, according to the National Statistics Service (NSS). NSS data gathered in 2007 showed that 86.8 percent of children aged 12 to 15 use a mobile phone and that 91.7 percent of use is on a daily basis. The highest mobile phone penetration rate among children in the age group was in the Aegean Islands, followed by Attica and central Greece. The data was gathered as part of a study conducted by the statistics service on new technologies in Greece. The survey also found that 95 percent of children in the 12-15 age group use a computer to access the Internet every day or at least once a week. The main reason they use the Internet is to play games and listen to music.