Various articles have been written recently about the damage to teenagers from excessive texting:

They do it late at night when their parents are asleep. They do it in restaurants and while crossing busy streets. They do it in the classroom with their hands behind their back. They do it so much their thumbs hurt.

American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Nielsen Company — almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier.

The phenomenon is beginning to worry physicians and psychologists, who say it is leading to anxiety, distraction in school, falling grades, repetitive stress injury and sleep deprivation.

It is a worrying trend.  Technology has great benefits but I do worry about the way in which we are constantly communicating and never slowing down.  I look at not just young people, but also adults who are constantly on Blackberry/iPhones.  Will we end up revolting against this?  I don’t think so, if anything it will get worse as technology continues to develop.

Chris
cskidd1983@gmail.com
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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