Texting addiction

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 7:13pm

Tyler -- Teens are texting more than ever, and the numbers are sky high. A new report by the associated press. shows teens on average send thousands of texts every month and the numbers don't stop there. The AP reports.. 80% of teenagers between the ages of 15 to 18, own a cell phone and, the rate of texting -- jumped 600 percent in the last 3 years and to some.

Cell phones have changed nearly every aspect of our lives. They change how we do business, how we stay in touch, and they keep us informed but, for teens, texting has changed how they communicate. A new study shows teens are texting an average of 3,000 messages a month and if you do math that's nearly a hundred texts every day.

This trend has psychologist worried. While 3,000 texts a month may may seem like a huge number, some parents aren't as worried as you may think. Now some psychologists have gone as far as to say this is an addiction but, for parents who are concerned about their child, many cell phone companies offer parents a chance to see what their teen is texting online.


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