If you're the parent of a teenager with a cellphone, this won't come as news to you, but a new study just out says youngsters ages 12-17 send and receive five times as many texts per day as adults. According to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, teens send and receive about 50 texts per day, compared to about 10 a day for adults.
Also in the report:
- Texting by adults has increased over the past nine months from 65 percent of adults sending and receiving texts to 72 percent.
- Five percent of all adult texters send more than 200 text messages per day, or more than 6,000 a month. By comparison, 15 percent of teens use texts more than 200 times a day.
- The average adult cell phone owner makes and receives about five voice calls per day.
- Some 65 percent of adults with cellphones say they have slept with the phone on or right next to their bed.