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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Generation Text

Do you text your teens? If not, you may be missing out on everyday opportunities to connect with the teens you care about, especially on tough issues like drugs and alcohol. New research from the Partnership and MetLife Foundation shows that when it comes to communication, today's generation of teens is far more likely to rely on text messaging (63%) than social networking sites like Facebook (38%) And teens don't only want to hear from their friends-a majority of teens-67 percent-were open to receiving texts from their parents after school-a time when teens are most likely to be unsupervised, a factor that increases the likelihood of risky behaviors.
While nothing takes the place of a face-to-face conversation, texting can help start a conversation with a reluctant teen or reinforce talks you've already had. Plus, it's a great way to keep in touch with kids when they're away from home at college, camp or anytime. Need help getting started? Check out a Time To Text Guide. from The Partnership for a Drug-free America.

1 comment:

The New Tradition Coalition said...

Teens need more than ever to know their parents love them and are proud of them. Why not send them a text saying so? They may think it nerdy but, they will know you care. And, it is nice when get that text back that says "I love you too!"