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In 2006,51% of teens text In 2009, that number shot up to 72%
That’s 88% of teens with cell phones
Between February 2008 and September 2009 Daily texts shot up from 38% to 54%
% of teens who are daily texters Age 12 35% Age 14 54% Age 17 70%
The average teen sends and receives 50 texts a day That’s 1500 texts a month
77% of teenage girls text
while 68% of teenage boys do
The average 12-17 yr old teen girl sends and receives 80 texts a day The average 14-17 yr old teen girl sends and receives 100 texts a day
The average teen boy sends and receives only 30 texts a day
14% of teens send 100-200 texts a day That’s 3000-6000 a month Another 14% send more than 200 texts per day That’s well over 6000 texts a month
75% of teens have an unlimited texting plan Smart parents.
? But is texting always a good thing…
Can you always express yourself in 160 characters or less? OMG! I am so sry! Pls 4give me! I didn’t mean that! Not always.
47% ofall teens have reported regret over a text 52% of teens with an unlimited plan reported regret More isn’t always better.
Part of that regret results from sexting That is -- sending sexually explicit texts. 4% of teens admit to sexting. 15% admit to having receivedsexts.
Though some schools ban cellphones, teens bring them anyway. Percentage of teens that have text in class? 64% Percentage of teens that admit to texting in class at least once a day, if not more? 43% Percentage of teen at a school that bans cellphones that have text during class? 58%
Texting While Driving? DWT vs. DWI Many would say you are worse than drunk drivers.
48% of teens 12-17 say they’ve been in a car when the driver is texting
40% say they’ve been in the car where the driver has put themselves and others in danger by using their cell