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87% of North American 15-year-olds use IM

87% of North American 15-year-olds use instant messaging and nearly 50% of 12-14-year-olds have a mobile phone, Forrester Research says. 88% of young males ages 12-17 own a game console, compared with 63% of girls the same age, and 55% of boys would rather play games than watch television.

87% of North American 15-year-olds use instant messaging and nearly 50% of 12-14-year-olds have a mobile phone, Forrester Research says. 88% of young males ages 12-17 own a game console, compared with 63% of girls the same age, and 55% of boys would rather play games than watch television.