This past weekend I was on another school's field trip to NYC.
There were about 65 students on the trip (9-12).
All but 2 had a phone for the trip, and my guess is that for the majority it
was THEIR phone, as opposed to borrowed.
Most of the students also brought a dedicated digital camera, very few were
using the cell phone for that.
The latest phones, touch screens but not one blue tooth headset.
A few gamers had DS's or PSPs and those without audio on their phone had
ipods. Casual games on a phone or an ipod.
The bus was equipped with a security camera and on-board wifi.
Students were at all times occupied by their phones, texting during meals
One student lost his wallet, but not his phone. The phone came in handy to
call mall security, tip them off, and find the wallet in it's 'likely' location.
Several stories of students using devices as flashlights on the dark bus or
The highlight of this was the student who said she sends 16,000 texts a
month (400 a day).
Over socialized? The emergence of the cyborg?
I do not yet own a cell phone, my mp3 player is broken, and my GBA is dust