Do your kids text? A new survey shows texting is a great way for you to connect with your teenager. Psychologists say texting is opening up lines of communication and has a positive impact on teenagers and parents. Of course, this survey was performed by a cell phone company(Samsung Mobile), but still, it's an interesting concept. The survey revealed that text messaging has broadened the lines of communication for many parents and teens, with over half of those reporting it has actually improved their relationship.
- On average, teens send 455 text messages each month and receive 467 – that’s approximately 15 text messages sent and 16 messages received each day. Almost six in ten (57%) moms and dads who text, say their teens have helped them become better texters.
- Nearly seven in ten (68%) American parents communicate with their kids by text message. Nearly six in ten (56%) teens report that they communicate more often with their parents since they began texting.
- Over half (53%) of texting teens think their relationship with their parents has improved because of text messaging. More than half (51%) of parents who text with their teens agree that they communicate more often with their kids now than they did before they began text messaging.
What do you think about this concept? Is texting helping the parent/teen relationship or is it leading to less verbal communication?