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Compulsive Texting Affects Teens At School

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New research shows when texting becomes a compulsive habit it could harm academics. New research shows when texting becomes a compulsive habit it could harm academics.

This number may be a shock to some and no surprise to others. But most teenagers average 167 texts per day.

New research shows when texting becomes a compulsive habit, it could harm academics. Delaware County Community College surveyed 403 students in grades eight and eleven in a Midwest town. The results show girls and boys text the same amount. But girls are more likely to be negatively affected in the classroom by their texting behavior.

The lead researcher in the study suggests girls are more prone to engage in obsessive thinking than boys. So the messages cold be more distracting for girls.

There are steps parents can take if you think your child is an obsessive texter. First step, talk to your teenager about their behavior to understand their habits. Look for stress or anxiety if your child can't send or receive texts, also, if they have trouble cutting back on texting. 

One other tip, parents should watch to see if texting interferes with your teen's sleep and school work.

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