Kids grab on to anything new that allows them to keep their private life a secret from their parents. This desire for secrecy is likely feeding the raging popularity of text messaging services among teens. Voice calling generates a phone bill which allows parents to snoop into who their kids are calling and when - text messaging layers communication in a cloak of privacy, allowing kids to text away to their heart's content with whomever they choose.
Implications - Those committed to researching modern adolescent behavior explains the popularity of text messaging as inevitable. Going so far as to claim it as a crafty way to create privacy and parental distance, the text message is an ideal communication medium for teens.
Text Messaging Soars In Popularity Amongst Teens
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- By: TrendopolyMay 22, 2007 Updated: Aug 15 2011