Text Messaging Studies done by researchers at the Pew Institute found that texting is currently the most popular method of communication among teens aged 13-17, with the average teen sending and receiving around 30 messages per day.About 33% of teens with smartphones are using services like Whats App and Kik to send these messages to their friends.In a group text, regardless of who starts the conversation, everyone on the chat can chime in instantaneously.While group texts aren’t inherently dangerous, they can be the catalyst for social disaster, even bullying, if the group chat hits a communication snag that ignites a misunderstanding.The icon is disguised as “My Utilities,” so no one will ever guess there are private photos tucked away in your phone.
Nearly 77% of the teens aged 12 to 17 own a smartphone, a report called Generation Smartphone: A Guide for Parents of Tweens and Teens suggests.
Do you have any idea about what’s on your teen’s mobile phone?
On the Internet, you can find many articles listing the best kids’ apps.
Email With a heavy focus on rapid communication via instantaneous text messages, email use among teens has been on the decline for a number of years.
Many teens have an email address, which is necessary to sign up for various social media platforms, websites like Facebook or Twitter and to register with most apps.