Many teachers and parents are already worried about teens texting behind the wheel, in class, and sending messages with sexual content.
Today, a revealing study shows that it’s not what or where the teens text, but how frequently they send messages that reveals a lot about their behavior and health risk.
According to the research, “hyper-texters,” those who send at least 120 messages her day, are:
Three times more likely to have had sex
Two times more likely to report four or more sexual partners
Two times more likely to have tried alcohol
The research, done on Ohio students, only tests association. But, it says a lot about parents role in regulating social media time, and how the high-tech era has changed peer pressure.
Kiran Chetry talks with researcher Dr. Scott Frank of Case Western Reserve University about his take-aways from the new findings.
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