Is 10,000 texts a month crazy?
February 3, 2011 8:46 AM Subscribe
Looking at my phone bill, I see my daughter, 18, is averaging over 10,000 texts/mo over the past five months.
posted by anonymous to computers & internet (75 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'll do the math for you. Allowing for 8 hours sleep, that's about 20 per hour, every waking hour.
That 5mo period covers her first semester away at college, but glancing back further in the billing indicates nothing unusual about that usage level for her.
Should I be concerned? Is this amount of texting extreme for kids her age? In high school she had trouble focusing (texting, FB) and her college grades were mediocre last term (2 Ds, 2.4 GPA). I'm seriously considering getting her into counseling to help her deal with distractions, based on her grades and her texting. Am I overreacting?