Who’s texting kids in class? Parents. SFGate’s Mommy Files reports on a survey of 600 students aged 13 to 17 by textPlus, an app developer.
Some 43 percent of kids say they text in class, and 17 percent say they do it constantly.
. . . More than half of kids are texting their friends who are sitting in the same classroom. And 66 percent of kids said they receive messages from mom and dad.
Twenty-two percent said they texted answers to friends called on by the teacher.
Let’s assume parents assume their kids will read the texts during breaks between classes.
At Rosh Hashanah services, the rabbi asked us to turn off our cell phone ringers, which is standard, and to refrain from texting, which is new.