Kids Addicted To Text Messaging For Social Status
from the get-'em-young dept
A new study has found that kids in the UK are somewhat addicted to their mobile phones and using mobile text messaging to boost their self-esteem and convince themselves they have social value. The report also claims that the mobile phone companies have followed some of the tactics of the tobacco industry of getting children completely addicted to mobile messaging. Some kids apparently showing signs of “dependency” on the phones. While parents may be buying the story that it’s good for kids to have phones for safety purposes – the kids feel they need phones for social reasons, and once they’re “hooked”, they don’t want to give it up.