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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Kids and texting
Interesting article in today's New York Times about texting among young people. According to a study, American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008 — almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier. This phenomenon -- which is pretty understandable when you combine adolescents' biological need to exert their independence with the unlimited texting plans that come with many phones -- may have consequences for some kids' health, social development and learning. You can read the entire article by clicking here.