A survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that the number of teenagers with cell phones and that the amount…

A survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that the number of teenagers with cell phones and that the amount of text messages sent by teenagers has increased. Well, duh. They might as well have saved themselves some money and just looked out a window or visited any high school in the country. Every adult has a cell phone so it’s only natural for teenagers to desire him or her. Texting is practically a compulsion for some people and while it may bother me when people text all the time; it has now become unavoidable in the world. People are connected at all times to each other and that isn’t always a bad thing. Family, friends, and enemies are just a send button away. There are dislikes towards texting and cell phones amongst teens, but what exactly is the difference between a 17-year-old using a cell phone compared to a 26-year-old. The answer: nothing, but a need to monitor and control everything a minor does. Never before have teens been so reliant on words to express their though and feelings. Sending 3,000 text messages seem like a lot but imagine the amount of words used by that one person. Texting isn’t a bad thing, but a new outlet for sending written messages.

– Ruben