Nielsen Study Shows Teens Text More Than Rabbits F…Well, You Know

Our next generation of teens are poised to have the quickest, most agile thumbs in the history of humankind. A new study out shows that teens, on average, text more than six times more often than their adult counterparts.

If it seems like American teens are texting all the time, it’s probably because on average they’re sending or receiving 3,339 texts a month. That’s more than six per every hour they’re awake – an 8 percent jump from last year.

I have a 12-year-old niece that I’m pretty sure is helping bump that average way up there, as a matter of fact, her mom discovered one month she had sent and received over 6,000 texts. That managed to get her phone taken away for a while but I’m pretty sure she’s at least keeping up with the national average now.

So, what about you? Do you have a teen that texts? If so do you put any limits on their usage or do you just see it as this generation’s version of passing notes back and forth? Share your texting teen stories in the comments.


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