Infograph shows the real truth about teen texting

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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20 Comments

1. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 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 :)

3. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

9. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

If 50% of teens text while driving, and 25% sext, then 12.5% sext while driving. That's disturbing Dx

5. jokowidodo

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

and that's how you failed Statistic 101

6. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

8. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I think your missing the joke..

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

10. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

12. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

15. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

14. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

17. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

11. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

13. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

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

20. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

16. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 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

18. ImQ009

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

I text few times a month. Beat that

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