Compulsive Texting Takes Toll on Teenagers [telecom]

By Roni Caryn Rabin

Youngsters who check their phones constantly and snap if you interrupt them may have a texting problem, a new study found.

Does your teenager have a texting problem?

Teenagers use text messaging more than any other mode of communication, so it may be hard to tell. But youngsters who check their phones continually, snap if you interrupt them and are so preoccupied with texting that they skip sleep and don't get their work done may be compulsive texters, a new study says. For girls, compulsive texting is more than just a distraction - it is also associated with lower academic performance.

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***** Moderator's Note *****

I used to use a Model 15 TeleType machine to send text messages to other ham operators.

The "TeleType" machines have gotten smaller, and the audience larger, but little else has changed.

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