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OMG! Excessive Texting Tied to Risky Teen Behaviors

(11/16/2010)

Health Day News
November 9, 2010

Excessive texting and social networking may increase teens' risk for dangerous health behaviors, including smoking, drinking and sexual activity, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at hyper-texting (sending more than 120 messages per school day) and hyper-networking (spending more than three hours a school day on social networking sites) among high school students in an urban county in the U.S. Midwest.

View the full article here: http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/645708.html


Keywords: excessive texting, risky behaviors, teens



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