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Is texting bad?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The beginning of a recent “New York Times” piece on teens and texting reads like a Dr. Seuss book:

They do it late at night when their parents are asleep. They do it in restaurants and while crossing busy streets. They do it in the classroom with their hands behind their back. They do it so much their thumbs hurt.

Teens might be too old for Dr. Seuss, but it’s a pretty accurate description of teens and their texting habits. In fact, the average American teen sends an average of 2,272 texts a month, according to the Nielsen company. I’ll do the math for you — that’s 80 texts a day.

Read on why many parents are trying to get their kids to stop texting: HERE