According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, TEXT MESSAGING has officially taken over as the most popular form of communication for teens… more popular than phone calls, instant messaging, and even talking face-to-face.
–Overall, teen girls between the ages of 12 and 17 send an average of 80 texts a day, while boys send an average of 30 texts a day.
–And ONE in THREE teens sends more than 100 texts a day on average.
–In fact, texting has become such a part of their lives that 87% of teens even sleep with their phone.
–In other words, driving while texting is actually more dangerous than driving while baked, and it’s nearly three times more dangerous than driving with a little alcohol buzz.
(Yahoo News/New York Times/Car and Driver)