Teens texting their way to sex, drugs and alcohol
The study found that text addiction is common among one out of every five students, and one out of nine spent more than 3 hours on Facebook and the like. Hyper-networkers were less likely to have sex but would more likely indulge in drinking or fights.
Should you be concerned about your kid? The lead researcher puts it simply this way: “If parents are monitoring their kids' texting and social networking, they're probably monitoring other activities as well.” Finally, it might all come down to the kids' attention deficit or feeling isolated as those of a single-mother household or minorities were often more likely to hyper-text. How much do you text?
source: Associated Press via Engadget