It may not seem like much, but if you’re son or daughter sends more than 120 text messages per day they are more likely to have engaged in sex, alcohol, and drugs a new study reveals, says a New York Family Lawyer. But, the study authors note that so called hyper texting does not cause these issues, more that it is a symptom of peer pressure and lack of parental oversight. Of course, that begs the question: if bad parents aren’t going to care if their kids are engaging in this behavior, what are the odds they’ll care about this study?
Hyper texters were 3% more likely to have sex, which could lead to a scenario where men are bar look for women texting more than anything else, notes a New York Family Lawyer. Texting was more common amongst girls, minorities, and households without a father figure.
The study also noted that teens who spend a great deal of time on social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace, showing how outdated it is, because no one uses Myspace these days, were more likely to engage in risky behavior, said a New York Family Lawyer. But, this could all be because those who uses these sites are simply more popular and more social and thus more likely to be in situations where drugs and sex are available. After all, the unpopular nerd isn’t texting anyone because he has no friends, notes a New York Family Lawyer. Meanwhile, the popular football player has all kinds of people to text because he’s, well, popular!
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