Inside The Box: Teens and Texting

A new study finds that teens who send upwards of 120 texts a day are more likely to have sex and use alcohol or drugs.

It found one in 5 students sent over a hundred texts a day. And one in 9 students spent three hours or more on sites like Facebook.

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What do you think?

  • Noah

    As a teen in college now I feel that texting is a symptom of a problem and not the cause. Texting is also a way to communicate that limits them from being over heard, texting more may be a sign of distrust of parents. I myself spend plenty of time on facebook, as it is the easiest way to stay in contact with past high school friends how have gone separate ways.

  • Mark from Minnetonka

    Please someone tell me that our taxes did’t pay for this

  • Derrek Anthony Rued

    im with you mark, but i am 20. but seriously i look at as if teens are going to have sex and use alcohol they are going to do that. i think it comes down to parenting. my parents don’t let me drink. shure i can find the means to drink if i wanted to, but i don not till i am 21 and id drink at home not at a bar cauz all id have to do is just fall a sleep on the couch and not drive at all. now teens having sex on the other hand, is big stretch tho. i think in high school …… well in high school it will happen i thin it is way different then people who are iin college because well its college and people will have sex in college im sure im not the only one that is going to college. and besides why do they call college the glory days anyway? but seriously i think that teen drinking and teen sex is a very Delicate thing to control. just one thing to think about is when you look back on your life you’v probably done somethings that your parents would strongly object to.

  • Mary

    I am against texting and driving. It should carry a steep fine if caught and a jail sentence. Young drivers are the cause of most accidents. I am sick and tired of people blaming seniors. Many of the best drivers I know are in their 60’s and 70’s on up. I sold cars insurance for many years and have been a business owner for over 20 years. I, also, believe that young people should not get be able to get a driver’s license until age 21. Now days young people are not as responsible or as good at driving as in the past(with a few exceptions). As for texting, it’s stupid. Mary

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