Infograph shows the real truth about teen texting
posted by Alan F. / Dec 13, 2012, 7:10 PM
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.
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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 Dec 13, 2012, 7:56 PM 3
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I thumbed up you, because I smoke weed too. XD
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 8:24 PM 1
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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 Dec 13, 2012, 10:14 PM 1
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If 50% of teens text while driving, and 25% sext, then 12.5% sext while driving. That's disturbing Dx
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 8:23 PM 9
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and that's how you failed Statistic 101
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 8:52 PM 1
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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 Dec 13, 2012, 9:10 PM 1
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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 Dec 13, 2012, 8:32 PM 1
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WTF? My cousin texts so much his Samsung Note has the keyboard burnt into the screen No bull crap.
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 10:31 PM 1
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the most I've texted in a month is 22,000 !!
posted on Dec 14, 2012, 2:22 AM 0
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"Real truth". Can you get more redundant than that? lol.
posted on Dec 14, 2012, 1:23 AM 0
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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 Dec 14, 2012, 2:58 AM 0
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