Teenagers prefer to communicate using text messages

When adults started to leave Facebook because no longer comfortable, young people still like social networking and 'friends', call it Twitter, Tumblr, and 9gag. But.. a new data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project as reported by The Huffington Post says that the media is not only favored by teenagers, written communication on mobile phones became the number one media communication among teenagers.

Teenagers prefer to communicate using text messages
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This phenomenon is certainly no longer strangers; we often see that young people in Indonesia are also experiencing the same thing. Research conducted on 800 teenagers between April to July 2012 showed that teenagers aged 12-17 years on average writing and send a short message as much as 60 times per day, increasing from 2009 that 'only' 50 messages per day. In more detail, the average young girls sent 100 text messages and young men writing as many as 50 text messages.

As many as 77% of teenagers have cell phones, one in four of them have a smartphone and a majority of those using these devices for purposes of sending a text message. 75% of teenagers say that they prefer to use written communication, 63% of them said that sending a text message every day. Verbal communication is no longer important, only 39% of communication in the form of conversation, the rest prefer to use their thumb.

In another study conducted Nielsen Survey, found that the average teenagers sending a text message as much as 3417 times in one month, or an average of seven times every hour. Young women more use of written messages, on average, they send messages as much as 3952 times per month, while the young men simply sending a text message as much as 2815 times in one month.

With this fact, the parents should begin watched today young people hobby. Cases in adults can also occur in teenagers, and most often is sleep disorder caused by wasted time to reply short messages. Similarly, the habit of always looking at the phone screen and reply to messages written in any situation. Parents have a new task to illustrate that there are certain times where they should focus on specific things and forget for a while 'gymnastic thumb' activity. For example, when a family dinner, in class or while attending a particular event.

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