A recent article in USA Today titled “Txting away ur education” talked about the use of cell phones and texting in our schools and the distraction that can be to your child’s education. It also talked about how addicted some youth are to texting and the emotional impact it has on them. I encourage you to read the article to be informed about the issues.

A Nielsen study reports that American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the 4th quarter of 2008 — almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier. Read more about the extent of text messaging. 

How many messages do your children send? Are those during school time? Are they during sleep time? Have you had a good discussion with your children, taught them to be responsible in using their cell phones, and set ground rules with them?

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