Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Should We Limit Youth Texting?

Many young people have unlimited text messaging on their cell phones in order for their parents to avoid overage charges. According to T-Mobile, a small text plan is 400 messages. A large one is 1000. That equates to about 35 texts a day on the larger plan. But on an unlimited plan, youth can text an insane amount! How about a diet of 14,000 texts a month? (thats 400-500 a day!). Have many youth stopped communicating with each other face to face? Or even voice to voice? The side effects of texting may be negative (texting while driving, texting in class..), socially controversial even, but for some, they pay off. For more about how a teen won 50,000 dollars for her texting, click here

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