Teens who are constantly texting are much more likely to have
experimented with sex, alcohol and drugs than those who don’t send as
many messages, a US study shows, And all this “risky behaviour” is
linked with -- you guessed it -- slack parents.
As young people turn increasingly to texting and instant messaging to
communicate with their friends, psychologists worry that they are
missing out on the intimacy and depth of friendship that face-to-face
communication allows, reports the New York Times.