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Report: Average teens sends 60 texts each day

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Mar 20, 2012
and last updated 2015-03-20 03:59:30-04

In case you hadn't noticed, teens love to text. According to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, texting is the ultimate social tool for U.S. teenagers.

Pew found that 63 percent of all teens exchange text messages every day with people in their lives, including their parents.

According to the study, the average teen sends about 60 texts a day. Older teenaged girls tend to send and receive about 100 per day, according to the research.

For more information and the read the full report, go to http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Teens-and-smartphones/Summary-of-findings/Overview.aspx.