Teens Who Text About Fighting, Drug Use More Likely To Engage In Those Behaviors.

HealthDay (9/14, Preidt) reported that research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology suggests that “teens who text about bad behaviors such as drug use or fighting are more likely to actually engage in those behaviors.” Researchers examined the text messages of more than 170 ninth-graders. Their behaviors were rated by their teachers, parents, and fellow students. The investigators “found a strong link between antisocial text messages and higher ratings of antisocial and aggressive behavior at the end of the school year.”

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— “Teens’ Antisocial Texts May Foretell Bad Behavior, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, September 13, 2013.

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