Facts

To better understand their mobile phone habits, behaviors and perceptions, LG conducted in-depth research with teens between ages 13 and 17 and with parents with teens between the ages of 13 and 17. Check out some of their responses. We were pretty surprised and think you will be too.

On average, a teen sends a text message every 14 minutes. That's 20.209 texts every second in the U.S.
  • 45%

    of teens admit to texting and driving but only 4 percent of parents believe their teens have ever texted while driving.

  • 43%

    of teens admit to putting someone else down or insulting them in a text, while only 10 percent of parents believe their teens had ever participated in this type of hurtful behavior.

  • 41%

    of teens admitted to sending, receiving or forwarding a text that said something sexual, but only 11 percent of parents thought their teens had ever participated in this type of behavior.

  • 52%

    of teens admit to checking someone else's texts or had their texts checked by someone without permission, while only 8 percent of parents thought their teens had ever participated in this behavior.

  • 75%

    of parents surveyed consider themselves "texters" and 86% of those texters have used the medium to communicate with their teens.

  • 68

    of parents agree that communicating via text makes them more comfortable when their teen is out.

  • 58%

    of teens said being able to text their parents, made them feel closer.

  • 1Defined as sending, receiving or forwarding a message that is sexual in nature; sending, receiving or forwarding a message with naked/sexual photos and/or videos of someone else; or sending, receiving, or forwarding naked/sexual photos and/or videos of themselves

    This study was conducted by TRU Research on behalf of LG Mobile Comm. USA, 2010.

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  • http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/text-education/facts.jsp?pageType=print

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