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Infograph shows the real truth about teen texting

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Infograph shows the real truth about teen texting
Earlier this month, we informed you that the text message had turned twenty years old. And while some stats show that the application is in decline, 63% of teens still can't get through the day without sending at least one text to friends or family. The stats come from cellphone signaling company Wilson Electronics. The average teen texts over 100 times per day or 7 times for each waking hour. Females get off 3,952 texts per month vs. 2,815 for the boys.

Here's an interesting stat. While 75% of teens admit to sending texts, only 6% send or receive email. There is a dark side to all of this thumb twirling. 28% of teens say that they have sent fully nude photos of themselves over SMS and according to researches Nielsen and Pew, 25% of the teens surveyed say they engage in sexting. As you might expect, twice as many boys as girls ask for sexts.

Parents, better sit down with your kids now and discuss the dangers of texting while driving. Why? Because almost half the teens age 16-17 are texting while driving. Half of those in the 12-17 age bracket have been in a vehicle driven by someone texting while at the wheel. That's twice as many who are sexting. Keep in mind that texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to get into an accident. Perhaps the best thing to do, if you are a parent of a teen or pre-teen, is talk to them about both sexting and texting while driving.

source: PCMag



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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:56 3

1. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


As we advance in technology it will inevitably evolve society with it. As generations are born, and what used to be radical is the new normal different outlooks are achieved. This is true with all things not just tech but tech is the biggest influence now
When these "teens" the article speaks of grow up and have kids, their kids will be doing something "radical" and we will have news stories about whatever the next communication breakthrough or overall societal change and the cycle continues. Its used to be weird to send nude photos to your peers, but you can bet if you have a teenage child they have probably done it. And more :)

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 20:24 1

3. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I thumbed up you, because I smoke weed too. XD

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:14 1

9. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


This is some stupid FUK!!!!!!!!!!! that sexting stuff about boys who've had sex!

COMPLETELY SEXIST AND NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I AM SO UPSET!! AAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 20:23 9

2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


If 50% of teens text while driving, and
25% sext, then
12.5% sext while driving.

That's disturbing Dx

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 20:52 1

5. jokowidodo (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


and that's how you failed Statistic 101

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 21:04

6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I'm taking advanced prob and stats 2 (mth3260) in the spring thank you very much. I'm an actuarial science major.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 21:10 1

7. Commentator (Posts: 2425; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I think he means your logic sucks. The premises that 50% of teens text while driving and 25% of teens sext don't necessarily correlate at all. It can't be inferred from any of the data presented that any teen has ever sexted while driving. All we can infer is that between 0% and 25% of teens have sexted while driving.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 21:59

8. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I think your missing the joke..

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 08:57

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2189; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


If you're taking Advanced Prob & Stats 2 in the spring, I would probably reevaluate your statement in the summer. I would also hold off on making any other logical statistic statements until then.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 20:32 1

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I send about 700 text a day depending on who I'm talking to. The most I've sent in a month was probably over 25,000. Don't ask me how.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:17

10. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


HOW?!?!?! haHAhaHAhaHAHAha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:31 1

12. BattleBrat (Posts: 1071; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


WTF? My cousin texts so much his Samsung Note has the keyboard burnt into the screen No bull crap.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 02:22

15. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


can't believe!
How did it happen??????

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 02:22

14. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


the most I've texted in a month is 22,000 !!

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 06:43

17. bbblader (Posts: 580; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


bitch please the most i've texted in a year is probably 200 not 200000 but just 200

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:19 1

11. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Back when I had a sidekick then a blackberry, texts would be about 1000 a day.
Now? It's about 100 a month. Only people I see texting now are those still in school, under 20, and girls.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 01:23

13. yajia1 (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


"Real truth". Can you get more redundant than that? lol.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 09:46

20. McLTE (Posts: 700; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


We aren't messing around here.. this isn't just the truth.. it's the REAL truth.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 02:58

16. lolol (Posts: 64; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


I also used to text a lot :D but eventually got really sick of it :P I like calls more, but i dont get that mucha top up cards :D so pretty much all im getting is a few incoming calls , and i make a few calls when necessary... and im 16 :P

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 06:57

18. ImQ009 (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


I text few times a month. Beat that

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