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Jim Liebelt Christian Blog and Commentary

Teens Text Average Of Nearly 80 Messages Each Day

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2009 May 27
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I didn't want this tidbit from yesterday's post on how texting might be taking a toll on teens to fly under the radar. So, I'm giving this a post of its own...

American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Nielsen Company — almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier.

Source: New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/26/health/26teen.html