OMG! Excessive Texting Tied to Risky Teen Behaviors
Health Day News
November 9, 2010
Excessive texting and social networking may increase teens' risk for dangerous health behaviors, including smoking, drinking and sexual activity, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at hyper-texting (sending more than 120 messages per school day) and hyper-networking (spending more than three hours a school day on social networking sites) among high school students in an urban county in the U.S. Midwest.
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Keywords: excessive texting, risky behaviors, teens