Abstract

The aim of this paper is to summarize the current literature on texting use amongst adolescents. A brief overview will be presented on the prevalence of texting among teenagers, the use of texting for sexting and cyberbullying as well as the dangers of texting while driving. This paper will serve as a brief overview of these topics in order to bring to light the emerging challenges that texting presents to the mental and physical well-being of adolescents in an effort to evoke further discussion regarding the need for increasing awareness and education to parents, educators, law makers and health care providers concerning these issues.

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Publication Date

2011

Notes/Citation Information

Published in International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, v. 4, no. 4, p. 327-331.

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