Hold the Phone: Do You Text During Class?

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Texting is a way of life these days, but many teens have a hard time putting the phone down even during school. A new study by textPlus found that 43 percent of teens ages 13-17 say they text in class, and of that group, 17 percent of them say they do it "constantly."

What's even more interesting is that only 26 percent of teens think it's wrong to text during a lesson, and over half of the students admit that they're texting friends in the same classroom.

But the conversations aren't just about gossip and what's going on after school -- 22 percent of teens say they've texted answers to their friends who have been called upon during class, and 20 percent of the high school students cop to being "saved" by an answer in a text.

Even though one would assume teachers would be able to see students using their phones, that's not the case. Nearly 80 percent of the teens surveyed say they've never been caught or gotten in trouble for texting in class. No wonder it's so easy to keep doing it!
And guess what else? Parents are contributing to the texting-during-class trend, too. Sixty-six percent of the students polled say their 'rents text them during the day, even though they know they're in class. What do you think about the survey's findings? Do you text in school? Have you ever sent or been sent answers over your phone? Do your parents hit you up while you're in school? %Poll-51716%

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