According to a new study by textPlus, 43% of teens (age 13-17) admit that they text in class. Furthermore, 17% from that same group revealed that they do it “constantly.”
While these numbers may scare parents and authority figures alike, quite possibly the most alarming number from the study is the fact that only 26% of teens think it’s wrong to text during a lesson.
Additionally, you may think that texts in school are just innocent gab between two friends, but you would be wrong. The study noted that 22% of the teens admitted they’ve texted answers to their friends who have been called upon during class, and 20% add that they’ve been “saved” by an answer in a text.
Despite all these unfortunate numbers on an education that you cannot put a price on, if nearly 80% say they have never been caught and/or punished in class for texting, the trend is likely to continue.
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