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April 20th, 2010
06:05 PM ET

Is Texting Addictive?

How many texts do you send per day?
Some doctors think it could be.  And though some folks can't imagine a world without texting, one teenager interviewed in Wednesday's show believes she could quit cold turkey.

Could you?  And how many texts is too many texts?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (785 Responses)
  1. ali

    i think that texting is not addictive because it is just a way of communication. if it was addictive, then people would be doing it all day, every day and all night, every night.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  2. sam

    i say that texting can become addictive i can't live without texting it makes it easer instead of just having to call.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm |
  3. Ryan

    Of course texting is addictive! Kids and teenagers text to their friends whenever they can't talk face to face. It's almost like cyber talking. I can't imagine anybody with a cell phone that actually hates to text.
    But too much texting can really amp up your phone bills

    April 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  4. Erica

    Yes i think i could go cold turkey on texting, texting isn't my whole life...yes I do text. I think too much texting is whenyou go over your limit on your cellphone plan.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  5. Hallie

    I am allowed to text and I do text but only a little bit. I usually send 150 texts per month but most are not even necessary. I only get 200 texts per month but I don't even use all of them. Texting is great when you are talking to someone that you don't see often or need to convey important information. But what usually happens is that kids text things like "what's up" or "hey" and it just wastes texts and is totally unnecessary. People say they send them because they are bored- then at least do something productive! I think texting is only addictive to some people, but you can't stereotype teens for being cell-phone-haulics when a lot of us just use it as a way of communication.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  6. Hallie

    If these people you are texting go to your school, you will see them in less than 24 hours, do you really need to tell them every single detail of your life? Teens are losing the important skill of just being able to have a conversation without being interrupted by their cell phones or having anything interesting to say– because they already told everyone on their contacts!

    April 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  7. Elizabeth

    I don't text and have never texted although I do have a phone... but when I see all of my friends texting it kind of makes me feel like they have been drawn into their own virtual world and are secluded from reality. I have no doubts in my mind that texting can be addictive.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  8. carlos

    i dont think texting is addictive. It is a good way of communication with more than 1 person

    April 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  9. Brian

    I am neutral on this. I am on a prepaid plan. Texting costs more than the cents I am charged per minute talking. I tell people to only text me when they need to contact me specifically and only when a call and voice message cannot wait.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  10. Ayleen

    texting is not addictive and although people say they will die without texting, everyone knows that it really wont kill you. i do agree that texting is a big destraction and can become a problem for some people...

    April 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  11. Richie

    Yes I do think texting is very addictive. I once saw two people texting next to each other

    April 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  12. Kylie

    Texting can become addictive. I can not live with out texting it is so much easier to text my friends or parents then having to call them. I text ALL the time.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
  13. Patrick

    Yes, I think texting is addictive, and it is taking over a lot of teenager's lives. I think they should get more active and instead of texting maybe hear someones voice by calling them.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  14. dylan

    dude now days people text waaaayyyyy to much in my school
    our principle takes up at least 10 phones a day people need to turn off their cells for a day

    April 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  15. Jesse

    I think that texting is addicting because when you go to stores many teens are texting. mostly every where you go they are texting

    April 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  16. Katrene

    i think txting is fun but at the same time bad. i know that people love it and i see that trough my friends. when i just watch them txt and im not i feel bad but at the same time i dont care!

    April 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  17. Ben

    Yes, texting is addictive and it is causing many deaths and i would like to see a safer way of texting like talking to your phone so it would recognize your words.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  18. Ryan

    I think that texting is too addicting, I see people in class texting other people.I think that kids should earn cell phones to text.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  19. Jeff

    i txt evryday but it depends on who nd how i feel. im not as bad as my sister, she sends 400+ txts a day! txting could be useful in class but can be a distraction

    April 20, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  20. Anita

    I think that texting is addictive for some people... My brother is in his teens, and he barely does it. But some people might think it's easier to text than to call, and they do it all the time.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  21. Lynna

    I say that texting can be addicting but it is also easier than calling people

    April 20, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  22. David

    Yes, texting can be addictive but it's cheaper than calling someone.I say that because (most) kids have unlimited text but very limited calls. And btw Carl....we rofl (roll on the floor laughing) when you say your puns....jk but you always make us wonder what your going to say! XD

    April 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm |
  23. Sammy

    Omg may-b it shud b cut down a little... cuz a 600% increase iz a lot! It's kewl for maybe 25 texts a day, but not more!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:19 am |
  24. Joseph

    My sister Grace almost does more than 200 texting its a real shame.I hope teens can less text to other teens

    April 21, 2010 at 12:22 am |
  25. Manny

    Texting is a quick and easy method of talking to someone without actually calling them and wasting time with dialing, greeting, explaining etc. However, I could NEVER see myself being so incredibly in love with my cell-phone and texting itself that it becomes an addiction. Perhaps the invention of social networking and the ease of using a smartphone to interact with the network has created a monster that we can no longer tame in society.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:39 am |
  26. Amol

    Texting's not bad or addictive if you put a restriction on how many texts you send a day... about five is okay, I guess. But if you start texting all the time, you might just have your phone taken away from you by your parents or teacher...

    April 21, 2010 at 5:13 am |
  27. roland

    i txt all the time but i would hate having it tooken away bc without it how can i here about things b4 other people and here gossip i know its bad(the gossip thing) but i am addicted and i know that other people are also.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:34 am |
  28. Luke

    I don't believe there is a certain number of text messages that is "too much", but when it starts causing conflict with others, there is a problem. I don't see texting so much something that I must have, but as something to do when I am bored, or want to ask a friend something.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:19 am |
  29. Mr. G

    Texting is the number one henderence to learning and source of disruption in my classroom . Students clandestinely do it all the time during class. It keeps them from devoting their full attention to learning or focusing on the teacher's agenda . unfortunately, School officials all over the country haven't figure out how to regulate this; learning will continue to suffer from the misuse of this technology by young students already addicted to texting and other functions of this gaget ...

    April 21, 2010 at 8:13 am |
  30. Jarod

    I do not think texting is addictive as long as you have control over how much you text.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:23 am |
  31. Kristopher

    no, becuase everyone just wants to talk to each other privately

    April 21, 2010 at 8:23 am |
  32. Keyon

    No its not because people can stop texting when ever they want to

    April 21, 2010 at 8:24 am |
  33. Mike

    I actually don't text at all. I receive a few each month but believe actually talking to someone is better. Your survey didn't have a choice for 0 texts.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:41 am |
  34. Beth

    I don't find it addictive because I don't text people that much. I find it more easy to just talk to that person face to face instead of just texting them.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  35. Daisy

    I do think texting could be addictive. People are constantly doing it and if they can't they get anxious, for the most part this means their addicted. A lot of teenagers worlds revolve around their cell phone and texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  36. Ali

    I think texting is addict to most of teenagers .

    April 21, 2010 at 8:44 am |
  37. Adam

    There are some people that spend all their time texting and talking on their phone,so it is to some people.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  38. Mac

    Texting, overall, is a gateway to communicating with several people at once, which is addicting. Why call one person when you could have a conversation with five people at once?

    April 21, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  39. Cassandra

    Texting is sometimes addictive but a person can stop if they want to. I do not text in my sleep or in school, I wait till I get home from school so that I won't be distracted at school.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  40. Erika

    I CAN NOT live without texting. It has become a must for me. I send over 50 text messages everyday. Texting just makes life so much easier. It's a lot quicker and easier to text than to call.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:46 am |
  41. Justin

    it is not addictive to me because i only send about 50-100 of day but when ever i want

    April 21, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  42. Nadine

    Texting is not addictive to some people because they don't text all the time, when they are sleeply they go to sleep.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  43. Gabby

    I think that texting is as addictive as people make it out to be. It makes you feel important.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  44. Aja

    I feel texting can be very addicting sometimes because I literally go almost crazy when I don't text all day and I think its the worst thing to have my phone taken. I feel so disconnected from the world Because I have no idea what is going on with my friends and I wonder how are they going to contact me if I can't text them.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  45. xavier

    yes it is but you can not text when your driving it by hard to do but you rather not text then lose your just for texting

    April 21, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  46. Ruby

    I send like 500 text messages a day.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:48 am |
  47. Brandon

    Teens are very social and texting is a easier way to express their feelings. Just like there's a difference between alcoholics and social drinkers. Some are addicted and some do it to make an easier conversation.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:48 am |
  48. Melvin

    I think texting is addictive but can be controlled by limiting how often you text.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:48 am |
  49. shay

    Texting is addittive to me because i tend to write how i text. And when im on myspace of facebook i type how i text, i send more then 100 text messages a day. when i wake up i text, when i am in school i text. i text too much and i know i do... but at the same time everyone text you can express yourself over a text message then in a conversation over the PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 ;/

    April 21, 2010 at 8:50 am |
  50. Tevin

    I think texting is addictive. cause the first time you know how to text and want ti text yiu get addicted to it...it make it easier than calling if you don't feel like talking now

    April 21, 2010 at 8:50 am |
  51. Ruby

    i say that texting is addictive because many teenagers go crasy when it comes down to texting. i love to text because it is very fun.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:50 am |
  52. Zach

    It Is Very Addictive, I Love To Text!
    Texting Is Fun!
    Me & My Friends Can Text All Day Long!

    April 21, 2010 at 8:51 am |
  53. TRAE

    WELL TEXTING IS NOT ADDICITIVE BUT I SEND OVER 25,000 TEXT MESSAGES EVERY MONTH. I DONT KNOW IF I CAN STOP TEXTING COLD TURKEY BUT I CAN CUT DWN ON MY USAGE. I GOTTA KEEP UP WITH MY FRIENDS, FAMILY, ETC. I LIKE TEXTING INSTEAD OF TALKING ALL THE TIME.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:52 am |
  54. Jarrett

    Texting is addictive. I do not own a cell phone personally, but I don't understand how people could be so careless when texting, like texting while driving.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:52 am |
  55. Pancho

    Texting is a addictive habbit because I have some friends and even my sister are texting every time even when they are taking a shower. So i think this is addictive.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  56. Mitchell

    So many people are addicted to it they can't stop.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  57. John

    I think texting IS addictive if you text over 100 times per day, but its easy for me to say, because I have no phone.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:01 am |
  58. kirsty

    omg people r just freacking out . so wat if they r txting a cupl 100 at lest not a cupl100000. and they proble txt at night to tell outher people for it to be faster.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  59. Kara

    i say texting i adicticing i mean ikr i've never texted .... i dont even own a phone – i get on this site and we get pms that are like a text.... lol- but if people stay up all night just to text then there brain is rotting.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  60. Karina

    I can not relate to this because I don't have a cell phone but one of my friends do and she will get a text in class and go out of her way to get to read that text. I think its plan stupid though 'cause if your right beside someone whats the point of texting them?

    April 21, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  61. kirsty

    ps its better than calling. its just one little sentace each txtso its actually like u r calling them just no voice. not addictive

    April 21, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  62. Nicole

    i believe tht txting is addictive but not as bad as tobacco and there is nooo way tht txting can be soo bad tht da parents let thm. i txt alot...... my bf my bff my mom dad and other ppl. i have to clear my inbox everyday. but that doesnt mean im slacking off. if ppl just turn off there cell during class, when th're sleeping and when they are doing sports. like me i turn it off durring tiennis. txting isnt that big a deal its just a screen really!!!!! :):)

    April 21, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  63. Melvin

    U can get addicted 2 most things-drugs, alcohol, V.G, candy, food ,etc.
    It depends on the person, their own determination & will power is wat can stop them from becoming addicted.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  64. kelsey :)

    i feel that texting sometimes is addictive but if you have parents they can take your phone away for slips and mistakes i know mine would

    April 21, 2010 at 9:21 am |
  65. Brianna

    Texting could become adicting if you do it to much. I have a phone and I text quite often, but I only send and recieve between 40 and 50 per day. I think that 200-300 text is way too many. It spoils the brain!

    April 21, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  66. Letura

    If you ask me you'd have to look at it from different sides. It isn't as bad if you do it all the time,it's up to your mom and dad since they are they are the ones who could pay it if you do pay it then it's your decision. Plus it's not like your that addicted to if you are then...it's your choice.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  67. Athony

    I think texting isn't addictive because my sister is a straight A student who sends at least 100 texts per day.The problem is parents giving thier children phones at the age 10-14. My parents waited give my sister a phone till she was 15 and already getting good grades.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  68. Mitchell

    Texting is very addictive because sometimes it's important to text some people if you can't call them.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  69. Hunter

    Texting can only be addictive if you let it. I have a cell phone and I only send about 10-15 texts a day.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  70. Amal

    I think that texting can be addictive in some ways. Like if you want to say hi it can turn into a conversation and then you can't stop but if you want to just remind the person your texting it might be the only thing you text and send.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  71. Maddie

    I don't have a cell phone myself, but my friends sometimes let me text from their phones. If you send a message and someone replys, you want to let them know your still there. Then they reply to that and you don't want to be the person to not reply. It's fun to chat with them without having people listening in on your conversation. It can be affictive, even for people who don't have phones.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  72. martina

    you dont need to txt to talk to people, ever heard of face to face comunication ?

    April 21, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  73. Nate

    I text one of my best friends 4000 times a month and it's not just hey or what up or k like most kids do. so really it's not a bad thing to text because it's just a way to save time talking. and if the parents have such a promblem with it only let the kids text 300 times a month or something like that.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  74. Christina

    As a teacher and recent college graduate, I see how much students feel the need to text. Texting in class has not only become a problem in the college classroom, but high school, and middle school as well! If the student is constantly thinking about a text they should send or reply to rather than what is going on in the classroom or the "real world" then it is a problem, and can be considered addictive. I text as much as the next person and believe it has its advantages but I can see first hand that this is an issue that needs to be addressed. I don't want my students detaching from real life, face-to-face communication, which is the very subject area I teach!

    April 21, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  75. Terrell

    I think that texting is not addicting, I probably could quit cold turkey, but it is much easier to talk to someone over text. I think about 200 texts a day is too many. I usually send about 85 texts per day.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  76. shane

    when i do not have my phone i do not go through with draws so if i have to quit cold turkey than i would it would not be hard at all the most that i have sent in one month has been between 5000 to 8000

    April 21, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  77. ang3l

    i myself dont think that there is anything wrong with texting!!!!
    it is okay and it wont do anything to you..

    April 21, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  78. Kolten

    I don't really text until i receive a text...but once that happens well....ya know

    April 21, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  79. James

    Text messaging is most definitely addictive. You cannot deny that when you receive a text message, you get a good feeling. Some people do not know how to control it and will text throughout school, or throughout the night. I like to text, because it is much easier than calling someone, but at least I know how to control it.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  80. from Idaho

    Texting is very addictive. This is coming from a teacher. Students come to class dead tired everyday and at least 3 out of 5 say that they were up texting their friends all night long. It doesn't really make sense to me. I take all of the students' phones at the beginning of class and give them back after because I know the majority of the students cannot resist the temptation. They need to make sure that there aren't any outstanding texts that they haven't read. I personally find it easier to make a phone call, but I can't deny the satisfaction of receiving a text message ONLY because I receive 1 or 2 a day. That's my point and I'm sticking to it.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  81. Steven

    I used to send almost 15,000 texts a month (almost 500 texts a day), but it never interfered with my schoolwork or sleep. I was also forced to quit when my coverage dropped, and I haven't had any 'withdrawals' as some teens do.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  82. Caleb

    I know this is hard to believe but I have never sent or received a text in my life. However, I've seen a wide variety of use regarding this. Some people seem to use it appropriately, they use it in emergencies and to take care of business quickly, but they don't stay up all night long, disrupt class and are constantly tripping over things because it has to be a part of their lives. Is it an addiction? For some. Just for the record, it is possible to live without your friends and text-buddies.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  83. kayla

    i as a txter can honestly say it is not addictive! it helps me with my fidget matters and tends to keep my hands busy.The ones who say it is addictive obviously does it alot.Most people think we'll have break downs if we are not able to txt.That simply is not true.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  84. Randi

    Texting is addictive!!!!!!!!I send over 300 txt in one night.I get n trouble by my mama because I text more than anything.Out of life so far I make only like 3 or 4 calls and they must be emergency only.If its not a emergency or nessary no hone call is needed.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  85. Sandy

    I think texting may become addictive, every time when you got a phone beside you it just makes you feel like to send something to your friends or want to know what are they doing at the time. And when you send to your friends mostly they will send back, so you will be expecting what they will text back, and couldn't stop texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  86. Justin

    I for one do not text much in the past month i have not even touched my phone, i always think it is sad when two people are texting to each other when they are right next to each other

    April 21, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  87. Susan

    Texting is the best. I can't live without my phone. It is convienent.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  88. Haley

    50 or more text is enough. I would rather go do something else then text on my phone all day. Texting is just a waist of time when you could be doing something else.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  89. Leonardo

    Texting for some people is an addiction. The worst part of it is that they don't pay attention to other important things around them. I think it can be avoided but first they have to be aware of the addiction.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  90. Becky

    Texting can be addictive, but that is only if you let yourself get to far into it, people should just have a certain time for texting during the day, i am a texter just now addicted

    April 21, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  91. Julia

    I say texting is very addictive for some teens but not all because I am not addictive to texting. Well actally I don't own a cell phone. I have never texed in my life.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  92. Tony

    i think texting can be addictive but i cant live without it

    April 21, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  93. howard

    i agree with sam but i a way texting is addicting for me i cant live without texting my friends like the girls said when u send a text out and u get one back like 3 hours later its like what are you doing why wont u text back but on the real i can stop texting

    April 21, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  94. Mr. B's Class

    My students all agree that texting is addicting. An average sixth grader in our school sends approximately 125 messages per day. I found students who send over 200 messages per day. When asked why so many texts, many of my students responded by saying, "It's how we communicate with our friends." I also asked them if this is the new-age AOL chat, and most said "Yes, because you can take it anywhere you go."

    April 21, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  95. will

    i dont think it is addictive to me i send about 70 text a day but the only time i text is at night or if there is some thing i have to tell someone

    April 21, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  96. Dan

    I don't think texting is addictive because i don't even haver a cell phone, I bet its like a drug, don't even start it and you won't get hooked.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  97. nic

    i dont think i can stop texting, it is a good way of comunicating, if someone texts you you can get back with them later but if someone calls you you have to answer the phone

    April 21, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  98. Alexes

    I don't think texting is addictive because i could quit if i really wanted to. It's just a way to talk to your friends without having to call them.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  99. Spencer

    Texting is WAY to addicting, I send at least 150 texts a day. I could never cut cold turkey, and i receive at least 250 texts a day. I dont even respond to most of them. Its way to addicting.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  100. will

    texting=easy to do while talking to some one
    calling =cant talk to people 2 people at a time

    April 21, 2010 at 11:09 am |
  101. Derek

    i think that its addicting cause kids in my school are getting caught in class texting and its like they could talk to them after class in the hallway or at lunch. so i think that texting is starting to get addicting

    April 21, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  102. Vanessa

    I think it's OK to text as long as you don't do it in school or when you are doing homework. I think texting is a fun thing to do as long as it is not a addictive.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  103. Kevin

    yes i do think about texting is adictive because it is a bad habit to have

    April 21, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  104. Ashley

    Texting can become addicting if you rely on it too much. if you text all day every day and you get your phone taken away that would be devistating for them. if someone can't handle getting their phone taken away, then they are addicted and text too much.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  105. Nico

    Texting is addictive, when you start texting it is hard to stop. You just keep waiting to get a response you get so excited.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  106. Hank

    OMG i cant live w/o texting it would be like depressing all the time. texting is very inportant to every teen. its quick its the easy to get quick way to stay with yur frends at any time and get quik info. O.K. srry GTG BY

    April 21, 2010 at 11:14 am |
  107. Conner

    Texting is addictive,texting is easier then calling for most people,and you just want to keep texting and wanting a response from friends or others.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:14 am |
  108. Cacey

    I have a phone but I don't text or talk a lot so I don't think it is addictive.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:14 am |
  109. austin

    I think texting is not addicting. Texting helps with spelling and reading. Kids do it for fun. It's just something we do for fun.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  110. anfernee

    I think texting is not addictive. I send more than 100 texts a day and I can stop any time I want. It's just that some people think there cell phones are their life.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  111. Kyle

    Texting can be addictive for certain people then you text and drive but we've been through that story. i send about 150 texts a day. OMG

    April 21, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  112. Sam

    I think texting is addictive because if it wasnt then why do kids do it so much? I am addicted to texting. I have to text i cant just stop. I have been caught texting twice and now i bring my phone to the office every morning so i dont get in trouble. I think to many texts is about 1,000.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  113. Michael

    I think that texting is addictive. It is the most popular thing that the average American does each day. Some people can't live without their phone for five minutes. I don't have texting because I think if I get texting, i will become addicted.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  114. Caitlin

    I think that texting is addictive because i text more then 100 each day so I do think it's addictive. Some people can't go with out their phones for more then 2 minutes. I think that everyone that has a phone can't go without their phones.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  115. Katie

    I feel texting is very addicting. But i dont have texting myself. I would use it to get ahold of my mom and close friends but never to socialize to other kids. Some people do text to much and i think that its a lot more healthy for them to get their phones taken away at night and sometimes during school if the students get too addicted to it.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  116. Elizabeth

    I think that texting can be addictive to SOME people but not all. I do text, but not all the time. You can tell when someone texts to much by the speed they are texting. If they text slow, they don't text much, but if they text fast, they text way to much.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  117. Mitch

    I like to text but I don't think its addictive. I only know a few people who are addicted to texting. I know I could survive with out my phone. I just don't see the fun in calling people. You can just text people and you will have more fun than when you call people. TRUST ME!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  118. Gabi

    Texting is addictive for some teens, though if we could stop texting just because we are bored maybe we would actually meet up and talk to people face to face!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  119. Andrew

    I don't text. But everyone texts and most people are addicted. They're so addicted they text and drive so texts can be harmful.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  120. Jackson

    i think that people who think they are addicted to txting is stupid

    April 21, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  121. austin

    I think texting is not addicting. Texting helps with spelling and reading. It's just something we do for fun.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  122. Katie

    Its a great way to get ahold of someone by quick message. But if it gets to out of hand there is a problem. Parents should restrict their kids amount of texting while sleeping and at school.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  123. Betty

    I have a phone but I don't text, but I think texting is a waste of time. All you can do is call someone. And texting can cause you a lot of money for your phone. Also, I see my friends texting and I think that they feel that they are in Texting World.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  124. Jackson

    texting could be addicting just like you can get addicted to basically anything.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  125. Brandon

    Yes, texting is very addictive.I know from experience.All my friends text, everybody text.It is way better than calling someone and faster. I couldn't live without texting. It is the new generation of communication.Hopefully it helps the economy.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  126. Ashley

    I think texting is not addictive .Its just a fun new fad that will eventually fade away. I know a lot of people who can't live witout there phone but I think there liars cuz its just like saying you cant live witout sweets.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  127. nick

    i send at least 5000 text a day

    April 21, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  128. Alysa

    Omg..... I think that txting is very addicting, idk how its addictive but it is! I think that more than 4000 a month is way to much! but i do txt and i am addicited but i dont txt in school!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  129. Darius

    I tthink texting is addicted. When I am anywhere with nm to do I just start to txt my friends. It is so fun to talk like that though instead of calling and talking. Also it makes it easier to talk to different people. You can tell people about you're secrets.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  130. Angela

    I believe that txting is an addiction, but it is a addiction that you may not be able to get over. It is a way to talk to people that you may not see everyday. Just like your friends that dont you do your school. So i think that the average teen should no more that 1000 txts in 3-4 days.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  131. Trevor

    I think texting for some people is addicting. I dont have texting, and I like not having it. It's really annyoing when kids are ALWAYS on there phones.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  132. Ryan

    I feel naked without my phone. I cant be away for more than an hour!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  133. Summer B

    I think texting is addictive because it would probably be hard for me to go without my phone, i send over a couple hundred texts per day and i feel lost without my phone.. But texting is also another way to get ahold of people without having to call them when you dont want to talk.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  134. Katiee

    I think texting is addicting. I can not go a day without texting. The disadvantage of it is you can be doing funner stuff than texting, but its hard since u are already addicted to it. The advantage though is it is easier than calling or e-mailing people. And when you text you don't have to listen to the person talk if your phone is about to expire.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  135. Julisa

    I think texting is addictive . Because when i first got my cell phone i was texting 24/7 . From experience i think teens can stop if they want to it is up to them because i stopped because i needed to. For Me i think that 150 texts is too much !

    April 21, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  136. Maycie

    i dont think that texting is addictive. Its a way to catch people up on whats going on. Its easier to text someone, and that way you can talk to people all the time. I think that people can text too much, but that can happen with anything, not just texting and its more of the person, not everyone is 'addicted'

    April 21, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  137. mcloven

    I think texting is a great way to communicate; but some people might get a little overcarried with it. Its okay if you send 50 text a day, but when your sending 300 a day that is bad

    April 21, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  138. Payton

    a phone isnt a bad thing to have; why are we trying to make that? a phone is a form of communication.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  139. Jonathan

    Dude did u ever notice that even more then 3 blocks can have teenagers that text 24-7. For once i just wish that every body on the world could put there phones away and do something else then texting like reading a book or writing a story.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  140. Selene

    I don't text that often on my phone. If you think about it, you can get more into one minute of a call than in 3 texts received and sent. But I agree, it is a little addicting.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  141. Madi

    texting is not addictive...because its a form of communication. I can't live with out my phone...cause i text ver 13,000 a month. I think it is easier then han having to call someone. I think if you go overboard on texting than it can become an issue.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  142. AFROMAN

    phones to me arent that bad at all. people need phones to keep up to date with certin things and txting is a quick fast way to kepp in touch with people. i dont think txting is addictive, thats just the goverment trying to make excuses again.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  143. Madeline

    Texting can be addictive at a certain level. If your text ALOT then it will probably be hard to lay back on the texts, but for some people they can just put their phone down and stop. That"s usually the people who don"t text as much.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  144. kymberly

    yes i do think texting is addicting. at time i do feel left out when i dont text people all the time you have this feeling that you need to know what is going on with your friends. but after geting your phone taken away for a long time you realize that its not all that big of a deal and you dont need to do it all the time.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  145. Miguel

    I think sometimes texting can be a little addictive but you have to teach yourself to stop. I also think you need to have borders with your phone like when to use it, and what time you should stop .

    April 21, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  146. Tweedy

    I don't think people should text as much as they do. People should only text about 1-50 a day. Everyone should be able to call instead of just texting to everyone.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  147. Daisy

    I think texting is addictive for some people, not all. If you end up texting a lot you should probably slow down, or there will be a very good chance you will get addicted. Some teenagers can't live without it because that's probably what they do every minute, of every day. It's crazy how you can get addicted so fast, and not give up.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  148. ger

    I think that texting is addictive because people do text more. It is an easier way to communicate then to call someone. They make phones easier now to text with the keyboard on your cell phone so it encourages people to text more with ease.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  149. Mason

    I dont think that texting is addictive because it's easy to stop. I like to text because it is a way to talk to people, and minutes cost more.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  150. Jennifer

    I think that texting may be addictive in some cases, but I personallly believe that people choose how often they want to text someone else. I'm only midly addicted because I don't text that often, although I text my friends and family about three times a week and call usually about once a week.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  151. Dylan

    Dude I like to text my friends all the time.they are always bothered by the way my text is to long

    April 21, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  152. Gabe

    I think some people think that texting is this unnecessary when its a way to communicate. To even have a small conversation takes a good 15-20 texts. I think its not adddictive to me but some people i know that send a lot of texts. I think a good phone call every once and a while is good.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  153. Noah

    I dont have a phone so i dont txt. I dont think its addicting, but there are people who never stop txting. It is an easy way to communicate with friends. Sometimes talking to someone on the phone is hard, because they are usually hard to understand on the phone, but when you txt people,they just read it and everyone who can read understands usually.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  154. !Carter!

    Txting is boring! No one likes txting so if you txt all the time get a life.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  155. Dannielle

    Texting can be addictive for some teens because they text all the time I for one text about 100 times a day. but that's all at home and if I had my phone taken away I think I could live without it some people are just sad though I know one of my friends got her phone taken away and it took her 20 minutes to figure out how to use a regular analog clock.:(

    April 21, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  156. AlYsSa

    k Hnstly i used to send more thn 3,000 txts or mor in 1 week i got it tken away and that was lst summer but my dad Got meh an iPod touch so i cn txt on it i hve alot of txts and i can keep all my txts and just between meh and my frind we have 10,000 txts and thats from x-mas and they are all lol haha (: and yew and between all my other frends we have at least 20,000 to 30,000 txts and that is just from x-mas we have alot and carl we ❤ Yewr Jokess

    April 21, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  157. Trevyn

    I think it is just a way to talk to people instead of having to call them. It is addictive to most childs. But they say they can stop but most people can't. Yes i think is addicting thow.....................

    April 21, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  158. Scott

    of coarse texting can be addictive and any one can quit...its just hard. its a good way of communicating though. you can talk to frends and family. texting can be bad though alot of frends i know went way over there limet and it cost them and there parents alot of money. my parents are bad at it to even my dad and step mom will confess they "feel naked without there phone".

    April 21, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  159. Ethan

    I think were all to young to have cell phones. 13 and up should have it

    April 21, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  160. jordan

    i have a phone and i text 251 per day and i think it is addictive and my brother has a phone and he thinks it not addictive but he text 300 per day my mom thinks we should get rid of are phones because we text to much and i agree with her because we can get out of control with texting

    April 21, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  161. Nathan

    I like to text to friends but you can call to your friends.When you calling it is no fun but when i text i can express my thoughts. I can not survive with out it so that is why we all should have a cell phone.So we can text our friend plus wail we are in the can.We also can text them with out bother there parents if they have a night job.It will be a lot of money a month for five phones and only there have texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  162. Steve

    I think that students that are 11 years old are too young to have cell phones in the first place!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  163. Kylie

    Texting is not addictive. It aids communication. Overuse differs from addiction.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  164. amber

    people should have cell phones because of important things

    April 21, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  165. Nick

    I think texting is amazing but i am not addicted to it

    April 21, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  166. Robert

    once you start you never stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  167. Zachary

    I think texting is addicting but not to everyone

    April 21, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  168. Bobby

    I think texting is addictive because people text so much the start texting in there car and cause accedents witch may kill them selvs and other people.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  169. Jordana

    Defenitly yes becuse alot of people who I know are more than adictive.
    I know a mother who just texts all day and doesnt even care about her child.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  170. Lisa

    People can stop texting, but if everyone is doing it then it is harder to do that.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  171. Sara

    I think people think they're going to be left out of something when they don't text their friends.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  172. ty

    I thing people should use phone.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  173. Summer

    I do not have a phone but all my friends do. It is very annoying when I try to talk to them and they've got they're phone in there face. Yes, I think it's very addictive. But my question is why text when you can call and accually here the persons voice?

    April 21, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  174. alex

    think texting is fun but it can hurt your braini

    April 21, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  175. tatianna

    i think that kids parents who let them should choose on their own if they do want one or not

    April 21, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  176. sarah

    I think texting isn't addicting for everyone, just because it is for other people text alot doesn't mean they know the whole story.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  177. Johnathan

    I think kids 11 years or younger shouldn't have sell phones because they are to young and not responsible.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  178. Opal

    If I had to quit cold turkey I would not be able to I am not addictide, but I would rather text than call. I dont know how many texts I send, but it depends on how I feel one day I feel like texting one trillion texts and one day feel like texting zero.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  179. Chloe

    I don't text at all, but I think texting is OK if you don't text 24 hours a day. Sometimes Texting might be for an emergency reason, which is fine.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  180. Ryan

    I think kids under 11 or 10 should not be able to text

    April 21, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  181. Jon

    I think people who have a phone text more when they have a keybord then when they dont have a keybord.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  182. delaney

    i think most eleven year olds should have a cell phone to contact people and they shouldnt becuase its to young and most of friends 10-11 dont really use theirs

    April 21, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  183. kade

    if you text over the years i think you won"t, but if you just got a cell yes

    April 21, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  184. shannon

    i think that kids that are 10 and older should have a cell phone because if they go to a dance or an activity they might want to call their parents and see when their picking them up or if their is an emergancy. i also think that kids under 8 years old should not have a cell phone because it could rot their brain just like co puters do to everyone. i also think that people should not spend their time texting all day and wasteing their own ti me on something stupid.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  185. cole

    I do think texting is addicting.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  186. poncho

    i think texting is more easier than calling and yes it is addictive but not that much and i think calling is harder cuz texting is just some letters;)!!!!!!!!!!!peace

    April 21, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  187. Buddy

    Texting is addictive almost everyone I know does it

    April 21, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  188. Chase

    I don't think that texting is addictive for everyone. Some people hate it and others love it. I would be able to quick cold turkey because your just talking to someone, a way of communicatoin. I think that too many texts are about 200-400. That would be crazy!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  189. Anthony

    Now what I think is people that have a key board like cell phone will text more. And people from the age 11-17 will text very much more than a perso who is 7-10 or older than 18 years of age.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  190. bryan

    i think that kids are adiccted and i saw on the news teens are textdriveing ang getting ingered.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  191. Tim

    Texting can be addictive, but it can also be very helpful. Also texting costs much less than calling. On my phone, I get 3 texts per minute calling.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  192. Claire

    I think kid my age should not have phones.I think that they are to young.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  193. bryan

    i think that kids are adiccted and i saw on the news teens are textdriveing ang getting ingered

    April 21, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  194. paul

    i like texting its fun . squid see its fun *_* ;-0 }:-0

    April 21, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  195. rachael

    its not addicting because u have to know whts happening

    April 21, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  196. Ethan

    Also, i have mixed too! Cellphones are useful for emergenices. But Texting is WAYYYY too addicting

    April 21, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  197. Kenneth

    I think that texting is addictive becasue people will text all day and all night long. Texting is alot easier than calling because you can hide your phone when you text compared to putting it against your ear.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  198. ;Dylan

    communication is one thing thousands of texts a month are another...

    April 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  199. vanessa

    i am addicted i text 24/7 no matter what. i dont care if i am having a conversation with my parents i will text in front of them

    April 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  200. Brittany:)

    Texing is easy to do because calling someone take a lot od work to do and you can tex them later if you have to:)

    April 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  201. Adriana

    I thnk it culd b i usually get around 300txts per day! and thts y i got my txtng taken away not so long ago.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  202. cody

    i think texting can be addictive in some ways and too much would be like 5000 texts a month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  203. Derrick

    I don't think a limit is enough. Because if you are stranded out in the middle of no where, and you are out of minutes then you need to text. it also keeps you posted with your friends and family. with good news comes more texting

    April 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  204. Jennifer

    Texting is some what addicting but i can control it. My parents help by taking it away at night so i dont lose sleep. And they have been a great help.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  205. fernando

    i think that texting is addicting because everywere i go i see people texting either in a car or while there walking

    April 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  206. Lukas

    I think if you are waking up and answering and getting bad grades then it would be enough

    April 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  207. kris

    i think they should let kids text because sometimes when someones missing an assignment they can text them the questions and it can help communicate for kids if they are sick or if they are outings you can text them to say that they are having an outing

    April 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  208. Adrianna

    I think that texting is addictive because the first time i had my phone tooken away i was having withdrawls. I would actually go and take my dad's phone and text my friends, But if it really was addictive people would be staying up all night and all day texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  209. Ashley

    YES it is addicting ....but not too addicting although i love texting i usually get around 350 texts per day and feel i have to check my texts every five minutes and have to write back.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  210. kris

    and i think it is addictive too

    April 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  211. Adrian

    There is really no limit of texting or for how long, but texting can save your life no matter where you are.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  212. Ben

    I think if texting is taken away sleep from teens then thier parent's should cut down thier texting time

    April 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  213. Grace

    I think texting is addictive. Teens should start decreasing their texts everyday by cutting back a little more each day. Then it frees them up to focus on school, moral growth, spiritual growth, healthy lifestyles and other things that are much more important than texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  214. Mady

    Texting is addictive and teens should start cutting back. Although texting is a form of communication, I think people can be way too wrapped up in texting and way too forgetful of the things that really matter in life. If cell phone companies started charging more for texting and parents started forcing their kids to pay out of their own pockets, teens would probably begin to decrease their texting rate.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  215. Raquel

    I think texting is addictive even if you don't have a phone, you always ask your friends if you can text on their phone if you don't have one.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm |
  216. Zachary

    OMG!!! I could stop. I mean, I only get a few emails a day and texting is a bit like email. I'd probably say under 50 texts a day

    April 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  217. Katie

    Yes texting is addicting and there should be limits put on it. If doctors say there is a physical problem it causes, There really should be something that isnt so addicting that they could be doing

    April 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  218. Brandon

    I think people use texting to much because it is kinda of getting arid of the regular way people talk

    April 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  219. gabby

    i think texting is addicting but cellphones are fine because somekids need them for emerngcys and i have a cellphone but i dont text on it because it is to addicting

    April 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  220. Nate

    Well, even though texting mey be addictive, I don't think that you should be doing it hundreds of times a day. Even if you can just call someone.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  221. Joey

    Texting is a very common thing for teens but it does not need to be done over 3000 times a month, calling is alot easier than texting anyways

    April 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  222. Robert

    I don,t think it is addicting because i text and i can stop for a week and not care but some teens are going over board with it but that is not every one so it isn't addicting at all

    April 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  223. Cash

    i think texting is addictive because everywhere people go, there always texting no matter what it is.

    teens text as soon as the wake up and when the go to sleep. they sleep with their phone in their bad.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  224. christian

    i think texting is addictive because

    April 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  225. Ashdawg

    I think that texting is addictive. Some people get so worked up over a text and just can't get enough. Texting also hurts our communication skills.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  226. jason

    texting is a way of quick communication for a simpal mesige not for conversation and by holding to the phone for dear life one forgets that things worked back in the 60's so whats the diference now.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  227. Sheldon

    i don't think texting is addictive, i just think that people would rather talk to one another without speaking in person.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  228. Tim

    I belive that texting is an effeective tool when it comes to giving and recieving fast infomation ,but for the most part unneeded, life wont be easier but one less bill to worry about.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  229. Mason

    Texting. What would we do without texting. I will tell you. EVERY THING. Texting is a dumb idea and I very strongly dislike it. I always mess up when i send a message and I dont like it when i do it. I think we all have better things to do. TEXTING IS DUMB!!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  230. bob

    i think texting is addicting but i believe i could quit could turkey and 50 texts a day is to many for most ppl

    April 21, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  231. Allison

    I think texting can become addicting. You can become addicted when thats all your doing is texting, when you could be talking to your family. I know i cant live without it, in just one day i get over 50 text messages and if i dont respond my friends think i'm mad at them. when im not.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  232. Isac

    I do think that texting is addictive. You need to know when to stop.
    50 a day MAX!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  233. Sierra

    I think it can be addictive but I have never sent a text in my whole life and I am 14 yrs. old. I think that you should only send about 100 text a day at the most.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  234. chase

    Texting is addicting, because so many people do it and it is their life and with out texting it would cause chios for a while. but after time it wouldnt be anything but just something in history. we did ok with out it

    April 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  235. Caleb

    Texting is addicting if you don't know how to use it in moderation.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  236. DEVON

    I THINK THAT TEXTING IS ADICTIVE BECAUSE PEOPLE HIDE THERE FEELINGS BY TEXTING BECAUSE THEY ARE USUALLY EMBARASSED OF WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO SAY...SO THEYY TEXT IT AND IF THE OUT COME IS BAD THEY DONT HAVE NO EMOTION

    April 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  237. Josh

    I text a lot, but if I feel like I am on my phone too much I just don't text people back. I like it but i have my limits.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  238. grayson

    yes it is very addicting for every one but kides are worst

    April 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  239. Ty

    I think that texting could be addictive but its also a good way of communication and keeping up with you friends and seeing what they are doing. Personnally, i think texting is good and i do it all the time and im not addicted!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  240. Dally

    I don't think texting is addictive even though thats all i ever do with my phone it is so much easier than talking to someone over the phone.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  241. Anonymous

    Texting can be addicting but I think kids should stop texting at about 11 o clock at night during the week but on weekends should get all the time they want except Sunday to keep kids away from they're phones take them away

    April 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  242. kirk

    I think texting is not addictive because is a way of people getting in touch with each other and way of communication with other people.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  243. Nitty

    I think txtin is addictive...bcuz really dont like talkin on dha phone but i can txt all day and wont wanna txt on dha phone...unless i need to talk on dha phone with someone i wanna talk to!

    April 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm |
  244. Amanda

    I don't think texting is addicting because it is something fun to do and way better than having to make a phone call.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm |
  245. Anastaia

    texing is fun and it is easier to talk to people when doing chores. But some people over text inhcluding me. the last thing i did on my cell phone was call. it is anoying when other people text when trying to talk.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  246. Anonymous

    i think texting is a addictive for some of the persons that don't have anything more to make!:))

    April 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  247. sam

    noo texting aint addictive and for the record most doctors are old and have never even tryed to text before cuz the only deal they ever used thier phones for was killing dinosuars. so there.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  248. gladys

    i think texting is a addictive for some of the persons that don't have anything more to make!:))

    April 21, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  249. jose'

    personaly,i think texting is not addictive.i think that texting is not addictive because it is just a way of communication.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm |
  250. Rollbert

    I don think that texting is adicting. Some of my friends text in the shower. I personally have texted for one whole night and have my phone took away by my parents.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  251. destrosachochas

    i think that texting is addictive because some people cant wait to recive a message and get excited when they do. once they start texting they keep the conversation going until there is nothing to talk about..

    April 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  252. Keryl

    As a teacher, I know students who text even while showering! That behavior is indicative of an addiction. Our school does not allow cell phone use on campus during school hours. However, students find ways around this rule–and are able to text with phones in pockets, purses, etc. Isn't placing a phone call much easier?

    April 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  253. Brett

    I think text is fun but I don't think you should send more than 50 a day but I don't think you should stop texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  254. zack

    i think texting is addicting but it makes talking easier because people respond quicker

    April 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  255. Fakundo

    I don't think texting its addictive but some people just text way too much. Its understandable to text with people everyday but not all day and night.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  256. skyler

    i think it is addictive to look at your phone and drive when u drive and u look down to look at your message recevied it make u lose control of your car

    April 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  257. ERIKA

    I THINK TEXTING IS FUN BUT THERE IS A TIME TO STOP AND A TIME TO TEXT

    April 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm |
  258. Anonymous

    I like texting ALOT but i dont need to ALL the time (although i get like 400 a week.)

    April 21, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  259. betzy

    texting is a way of communication .people just relax with writing in there phones n makes easier to express the feelings that is so hard to tell....

    April 21, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  260. Salvador

    I don't think texting is addictive because you are just pretty much having fun and showing a way of communication. Some people might also like to text instead of calling someone. I think you can text all you want but not too much, like there are some people that send over 500 messages per day!

    April 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  261. Craymon

    I think that texting can become addcitive in some cases wich I have seen in person.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  262. Fernanda

    I say that texting can be addicting but for some people it isn't. Some people can actually control it but in this case I can’t control my texting habit. When I don't have my phone I get to anxious because I cant text.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm |
  263. Yasmine

    i think that texting is addicting because when i would text i will not stop. when i text with my friends i will keep texting them but if they dont answer back i would text someone else. once i start i dont stop.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm |
  264. Maria

    In my opinion, I do think texting is very addicting. Even though I still don't have my own cell phone, I've seen people with cell phones not let go of them. 50 texts is a lot to me but it's just my opinion.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm |
  265. Alex

    I think that texting isn’t addictive because it’s a way of communication. You have to communicate and most of the younger kids don’t want to talk on the phone, they don’t want to talk on the phone they just want to text like everybody else.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  266. Jimmy

    Texting can be addictive; texting is just a slower way to communicate. Calling is faster and to talk what you actually want to talk about. Like when you need the police you are not going to text to them. Texting gets in the way of your education. Use a phone for emergencies not to text for fun. So I say texting is addictive.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  267. Jessica and students

    My students say yes... Total LOL but OMG, can't live w/o it because we like to know what is going on.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  268. dylan

    i think texting can be addictive but there are people who can control it I think people should not text .It causes car accidents.Texting is a way to die that is why I don't text at all.To some people texting is cool but I think texting is a complete hazard to die.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  269. Araceli

    Texting in school is not a good idea for kids in school. Why,because they will get off task not listen to what they teacher was talking about. You don't need to get your phone taking away because you may have an emergency in family that you could answer. What I hear is that u could get your phone taking away and then your parents have to pick it up. I think it's not a good think to text during class and you need to listen to what the teacher or professor is saying.Or another reason is that they might steal your phone.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  270. April

    In my voice of authority, I believe that texting on a cellular telephone is truly addictive. In school, pupils hide the phone under the desk, and text. Everyday, victims are drawn in by this action.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  271. Destiny

    I think texting can become addictive. Why ? I could live without a phone but you be surprise some people can't . Some persons text every time instead of texting you could just communicate!

    April 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  272. Johan

    Yes, I think texting is addictive and I text sometimes but I'm not addictive. Also now I am not text anymore.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  273. Ivan

    I think texting is not addictive because you are just communicating with someone. Some people prefer texting rather than calling someone. There are some people that only text because their friends encourage them to.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  274. Saida

    I think texting can be addicting because you might get so used to it that it becomes a everyday day part of your life style. Then texting can cause no sleep and no energy because we need energy to go threw our day. Lastly I do think teens or others can stop there habit of texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  275. christian

    I think texting is addicting because people are crashing also because some people can send 20,000 in two months. I thought cell phones were only for emergency now it is addictive because kids are wanting to get one.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  276. Tri

    Is texting addictive? In my opinion texting could be an addiction to some teenagers. I mean 600 texts each month, which is a huge addiction all right. Even I have no idea why to text in the first place. I think its to be cool, show off, or to talk without using your voice.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  277. kenny

    I think texting is addictive no because you might need to contact mom or dad and it can be an emergency.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  278. Katrina

    I believe texting is addictive. Many accidents are caused by texting. I usually don't text, because I don't have a cellphone of my own, but when I do text, I text A LOT! A lot of my friends have cellphones, and they are constantly texting. Many people do not sleep well or pay attention because they are glued to their phone. Over all, I believe texting IS addictive.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  279. Bernardo

    Yes, texting is addictive because when ever I text I just have to keep on texting and answering questions. Once you have started texting it seems really cool, and you can't stop. Cell phones are useful but you might get out of hand and start using it too much and you might not be satisfied with the bill.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  280. Adrianna

    It could be addictive, but it wouldn't be that hard to stop. Texting is not a necessity. If you got your phone taken away you would have to deal with it.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm |
  281. kristyna

    i think that texting is addictive cuz when you think about it that's all you ever see teenagers doing. But it is starting to appeal to adults too, so i think that someday texting ill be ingrained into our culture and society.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm |
  282. Marcus

    texting is as good as calling its just for texting it could get off hand

    April 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm |
  283. Judith

    I think texting is not addictive. Why because it just another way to communicate, instead of talking you can just text, I think it’s faster and fun. I think it just like a computer; I’m typing so is this an addiction?

    April 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm |
  284. Julia

    I think texting is addictive. I think it is addictive because most kids teenagers and adults are always texting. They will texting at night, during the day, in their car, or even in the bathroom. Some people say they can quit texting but when they are put to the test they can't do it.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm |
  285. Edgar

    Texting is just a moder way for people of all kinds and ages to communicate, but to be addicted to it it a bit too much.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  286. Ryan

    I believe that texting can get addictive. I had a phone and I sent about 30 texts a day, but a phone can't handle being in a pocket of a football player.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  287. bailey

    i think that we should be able to text..... JUST WHEN WE DONT HAVE ANY WORK!!!! other wise texting should be inforced by teachers

    April 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  288. ashton

    Texting is extremely addictive. It is faster and easier than talking on the phone.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  289. bailey

    p.s. texting is VERY addictive

    April 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  290. cole

    I think that texting can be very addictive in some cases, I have a phone and i send and receive about one hundred texts every twenty four hours but some people have over four thousand per month and i think that is too many. If you have too many texts it could effect your grades and many other important things in life.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  291. Amanda

    Personally, I do think texting is addictive.I don't think students should be able to use phone in school in the beginning it may be helpful, but in the long run it will become a distraction.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  292. Savhanna

    I send about 10,00 texts a month. But I don't find it addicting. I can stop! Most of texts are to my family: my sister, both my parents, and even my grandma texts me! Almost on a daily bases.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  293. Blake

    Texting can become addictive depending on how much you depend on it. Eventually, you will find yourself unable to separate yourself from your phone.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:54 pm |
  294. Ashley

    Texting is addictive. I have not have my phone for months, and it's hard not to text. Teenagers are so addictive to it because they feel they are in touch with all of their friends and your phone becomes a number one priority.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  295. Robert

    I think text is not addicting at all i think kids should be able to text just not at school cause you save more money buying unlimated text

    April 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  296. Philip

    I think students text too much. Parents should limit when they have thir phone. Parents sould only pay for certain numbr of texts. No texting in bed

    April 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  297. Graci

    I don't think texting is that addictive. Its very easy to stop especially when no one will text you back. Our generation is not going to know how to communicate. We hide behind our phones when we send a risky text to a friend or when we're breaking up with someone. We need to re-learn how to do normal day to day things in person.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  298. Megan

    I personaly think that texting can be addictive. But, i believe it is your choice to send more than 100 texts a day if you wish. It is just a way for people to stay in touch with their friends. Therefore, i don't believe there is a cut off to texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  299. Adam

    Texing is bad. I text 0-5 times per day only to find out pickup times and plan times to hang out. That to me is okay, but obsessive texing is rediculous.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  300. Leila

    I think texting is a wast of time, i text constently but i broke my phone so im trying to get used to it and its hard! Texting is addictive and it teaches other kids to forget about grammer.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  301. Carly

    Texting can become addictive. For most people it is just a way to stay in contact with others but for some it is a really bad habit and they are addicted. I think that you have to be careful about what you send because when your send a message it can be read in any way the person wants and not always the mood or way you meant it to be. I could quit texting but I don't like leaving my phone with others or going somewhere without it because for me it makes me fell better to know that I have something to use if i need help or need to talk to someone wether its a call or text.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  302. Collin

    I think that texting is not addicting. i think that 100-200 texts should be the limit a day.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  303. Emily

    I think texting is addictive. A lot of my friends text day and night. I think it would be really hard to quite "cold turkey" when you text so much.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  304. Mackenzie

    I think texting is very addictive its like a drug you cant quit after you have started. When i first got my phone i sent maybe ten messages a week now i send that many if not more within a minute. Its a bad habit to get into. I can be sitting in class and i see at least half of the kids in my class pull out their phone and start texting its a distraction in class to have them and it makes learning harder with them in class.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  305. Christina

    I sent about 12,000 texts per month to three ppl! Texting isprobably what i spend most my time doing. It is very addictive.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  306. Ashley

    I txt over 300 txts a day and probably recieve about the same. Thats about 9,000 txts i send out a day. I totatlly agree that txting is addictive when I get my phone takin away i dont feel whole, i feel like something is missing from me and txting does change my mood A LOT! I dont think i could stop if i had to 😦 😦

    April 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  307. Robert

    I think texting is not addicting cause some people can go for a week with out texting and more people send only 1-50 text a day and for me to text that much it takes me only 1hour

    April 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  308. paublo

    To me texting isn`t a addiction its a lifestyle that cant be taken away by any force in the galaxy.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  309. Robert

    i do not think texting is addicting because it is cheaper to by text then talking

    April 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm |
  310. austin

    I think that texting is a bad thing because some people get there phones token away from school which means like a fight or a suspention for kids. also it is addicting to kids because kids can not pass school and grades.
    TEXTING = a bad thing

    April 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  311. Robert

    if it was addicting then every one would have a cell phone

    April 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  312. muhamed

    omg texting is legit

    April 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  313. Robert

    text=save$ calling= -$

    April 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  314. Robert

    it is not addicting at all i think people can controll them self

    April 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  315. tyler

    texting is bad for everyone's vocabulary because the it's a huge percentage that when people are doing home work the will wright like...
    YOU= U

    April 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  316. dAVE

    Texting is making America dumber.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  317. Pedro

    i think texting is very addictive because people spent alot of texting on thier phones then doing other things that are very impotant.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  318. Kevin

    Communication is really important in the world today but THREE THOUSAND texts a month is ridiculous. I've seen kids text each other when they are literally two inches from each other(i checked). This is a problem that needs to be dealt with now, or it's going to get out of hand

    April 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  319. Ms. Minnema's Class

    It's frustrating when you text someone and they don't respond right away! I think texting is great, but waiting for a response can be depressing!

    April 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  320. Peter

    I think teens text too much

    April 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  321. Melvin

    When you are texting in class your teacher will catch you texting when she is trying to teach you. Parents should ground their children when they text too much. The children should leave their cell phones at home.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm |
  322. Clinton

    I do not think texting is addictive. Most people are just obsessed with knowing everything that happens and they want to know it right away. This causes them to send out mass texts to find out the latest news. I am not addicted to texting but it is useful when trying to talk to more than one person.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
  323. jp

    No matter what yall say i dont think texting is bad unless they do it when driveing

    April 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm |
  324. Isaiah

    I think texting is good because you keep in touch with your friends. Parents should limit the time to do homework and to focus on school

    April 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm |
  325. Tori

    Everyone's phone should stop letting you send texts after a certain amount per day.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm |
  326. Daniel

    I think that texting is really addictive. I see lots of people text in public and at school. The thing is that the phone companies like it and encourage texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm |
  327. Cameron

    Texting can be very addicting, but not only kids do it. if anything texting is the same as talking with sometimes longer pauses. People that over the top about texting a punishment would be taking there phone away. I text at least over 100 text messages a day, and it is realy easy to stop

    April 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  328. kiani

    I don't have a cellphone. I don't see why so many teens need it. Its just as easy to either call or talk face to face.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  329. Chris

    I think texting hasn't been a problem to me except for when im trying to have a face to face conversation with them and there on their phone

    April 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  330. jaurice

    i think texting isnt addicting because if it was why did they invent it

    April 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  331. Becka

    I text a bunch but i know when enough is enough. When i do homework i turn my phone off because i care about grades a lot.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  332. Elizabeth

    It is easier to text, than call . But i know i could quite cold turkey.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  333. Max

    I believe texting is addictive, if you see a text come in, you feel like you have to respond right away or you might miss out on something important. I know each of my friends probably send 200 texts a day, including me.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  334. Santos

    I think texting is addictive because there were tons of accidents from texting and driving but there are many people that are getting phones taken away maybe from parents, teachers, or even from friends.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  335. jaurice

    its just a way of communication

    April 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  336. Ryan

    I Don't think that excessive texting(SMS) could lead to an addiction. The amount of texts i send each day vary to my mood pre-texting. I generally use the other features of my phone, such as web-browsing, facebook, and other apps much more than i text. I think the issue could be the phone itself and not Just the SMS/MMS element of it. I agree that texting(sms) is "easier" than a phone conversation, but a 1-4 hr conversation through sms could be turned into a 20min phone call.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  337. Anonymous

    I'm not addicted to texting but my girlfriend says i am. She was pretty angry when i didn't come to prom because i was texting. That was the day she dumped me. you think there is a connection?

    April 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm |
  338. chelsey

    Texting is addictive because you want to text everyday and you want to texted almost everyday ,hour, minute,and second of everyday. Also when you are driving that is really dangerous texting . My mom lets me texted on her phone so she don't have to texted on her phone. Texting is so to much addicting to teens know these days. Texting is almost addicting to everyone that has a cellphone.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm |
  339. Joanna

    Yes texting is addicting, I just don't understand why it is so addicting. People can call their friends and parents. Plus you can actually hear their voice. Texting is good if you don't want people to hear you if you're in a crowded area.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm |
  340. John

    Well I see teens texting so much I even have a sister that is addicted to texting she text all the time she won't even stop. Teens also text and drive and there is so many accidents and deaths because of texting. This horror rage has to end.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
  341. Isis

    I can understand texting people who live far away, but I don't like it when people think that texting is a substitute for a real conversation. People don't spend enough time talking face to face.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  342. Chrissy

    I do not see any problems with texting! In 7th grade health we were taught about social health. I think texting is communication which will improve your social health!

    April 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm |
  343. katie

    i think txting is too addictive because once you start you cant really stop. i got mine taken away from too many txts. too many txts is when you get to like 1000+ thats when you get out of control.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  344. Zach

    Texting isn't addictive! If people were addicted... they wouldnt stop doing it! Texting is useful for when your eating or doing something else that is important. It's also much faster.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  345. Valarie

    Texting isn't addicting it is just easier then talking on the phone. you can work outside or study when you text but on the phone you have to say something back quicker then you would if you text.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  346. Matthew

    I disagree with ali, texting is addictive, especially with girls. But if you text you can't hear the persons voice.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  347. lane

    i think texting for me isent very important unless its the weekend and than i usaly text maby 20 to 35 text messages or less.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  348. Guy

    I do not think it is addicting. I think that some people may think they cant live without it. But if you really wanted to than you could just not do it.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  349. Quinn

    I think that many teens do et addicted to texting. Some of my friends text at least 250 texts a day and some of them even have to text during school! I on the other hand have a name for my phone which my friedns find weird.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  350. Carli

    I don't think texting is addictive... Is talking addictive? I don't think so. If talking isn't addictive, texting isn't either. Texting is basically like talking, but instead of making sound, you're typing. I think that it can get a little bit out of hand, though. Last month I sent over 7,700 texts... I'm trying not to text quite so much, because I do think that talking to someone in person is important to build strong social connections. But I also think that I'm way closer to my friends because of texting. Some people would definitely not tell me some of the things they've told me without texting.. It's hard to say some things in person!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  351. Nick

    I think that texting is very addicting people do it way to much. I think that 100 or more texts a day is way too much. Yes right now I could give my phone up and not text I would rather call anyways.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  352. Quinn

    I think that many teens do get addicted to texting. Some of my friends text at least 250 texts a day and some of them even have to text during school! I on the other hand have a name for my phone which my friedns find weird.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  353. Blake

    I think texting is addictive because when you are texting someone and they respond fast you think they like you but when they dont your thinking that the person you are texting doesn't really care for you that much because they dont text back very fast. Texting really changes your mood.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  354. lane

    i think texting for me isent very important unless its the weekend and than i usaly text maby 20 to 35 text messages or less per weekend.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  355. Annonamous

    Texting can be very addicting depending on the person. Some people are so addicted that they send and recieve messages during classes. Other people, like myself, lose thier phones too much to really get into texting. I text when I have my phone occasionally, but I haven't picked it up in weeks.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  356. Jake

    I think texting can be a useful tool but can alos be addictive. I know people that text so much they forget what there doing. Sometimes ill be dong something with my friends and ill completely drop what im doing so i can text. But texting can also be useful and help to communicate better with friends and family .

    April 21, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  357. Nathan

    I dont think texting is addictive, because it is just a way to talk to people other than to call them. Calling who you need to call takes too long. Texting is just quicker and easier.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
  358. Freddy

    I believe that texting is not addictive. I could quit whenever I wanted to. Just because I have my phone on me 24/7 and text during classes doesn’t mean anything. I text on the bus, text in school, text during lunch, text walking home, and I even text people that are sitting right next to me. I guess it really is an addiction, but I don’t care. It’s an amazing tool, and its fun to use. Also, you want to know what your friends are doing, that’s one of the main reasons why we do it.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
  359. Brittney

    I don’t think texting is addictive. I think it is something I do in my spare time. I could go without texting for a lengthy amount of time. Although I would want to text, I am okay with calling. I think it would be weird if someone was to be sad if they couldn’t text. I don’t think that’s normal to have a change in mood depending on the time it took for someone to text me back or if I wasn’t texting at all!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  360. Jake

    I believe that texting is not as addicting as people say. However, texting may become a problem if it is all that you do. It is important to have a good balance when texting. Texting is fun and it is a way to communicate, but too much can distract you from the more important things around you.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  361. Matthew

    I agree with Ethan. Should cellphones be for emergenices ONLY!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
  362. pablo

    I believe that texting is addictive for several reasons. First, you always want to be involved. When you know what is going on it makes feel like you know everything and you are important. Second, when u get a text it makes you feel happy. It makes you think that someone needs to get a hold of you and talk to you. Finally, when you stop texting people it makes you feel kind of depressed and that you need to talk to someone. Texting can be addictive.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  363. sprock

    I think texting may be addictive but not too bad. I don’t think that is too harmful and maybe people can stop a little bit so it doesn’t interfere with there sleep but don’t stop texting totally. It’s a quicker and easier way to contact people and more quiet so you are not interrupting other people around you. I t;s not like alchohol adiction where it could kil youu, just don;t do it and drive. It’s also a great work out for your thumbs.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  364. Zain

    I don’t think texting might addictive because I think most people would be able to stop. Some people can possibly become addicted. If some one is not sleeping just to click buttons you might have some problem. I don’t think it is terrible but if people say watching TV rots your brain what is a bight cell phone screen going to do.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  365. Larissa

    I think texting can become addictive, if you let it be. I don’t like not having my phone with me, but I’ve gone without it most of my life, and I don’t freak out or anything when I’m not texting. It’s nice to have texting so that you can keep in touch with people, and know what’ going on. I text a lot, but I’m not addicted to texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  366. yvette

    I think that some people are addicted to texting. Some people have their phones with them 24-7 and text while walking or while in class. But then again, I have never texted, so I can't say it isn't fun or addictive. I'm sure most people text because it is easier than calling, and people can't listen on in your conversations.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  367. Jeremy

    I think that text. Is addictive because it gets in the way of everything there doing like school work, driving and stuff like that. Its gets in the way of things that you do with your friends and after school activities like sports. Also there are some teens that are text. And they get the text later in the day and they don’t know what they were talking about. I think some teens text a lot each day and they don’t get not that much sleep or don’t get enough rest.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  368. Brad

    I don’t think texting is addicting unless you make it an addiction for yourself. I text a lot because I think it is a way easier way of communication than just calling. I hate talking on the phone!! And most of the time when my friends call me, it is just to say hi or something... What a waste to spend all that time dialing someone’s # and then just saying 3 words. I just use texting for communication. Some people text just to make themselves feel better and bring out their emotions which then leads to addiction.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  369. Anonymous

    I don’t think texting might addictive because I think most people would be able to stop. Some people can possibly become addicted. If some one is not sleeping just to click buttons you might have some problem. I don’t think it is terrible but if people say watching tv rots your brain what is a bight cell phone screen going to do.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  370. KONNOR

    Texting isn’t addictive it is just something to do. Texting is something to do just to keep in touch with your friends. The only difference between Texting and calling someone is that it is easier to multi task. You can get to back to them when you want and think about your response. It saint’ addictive because you can stop when ever you want. So it isn’t like smoking or doing drugs and it isn’t bad for you. If you have a change in moods then it is because some one said something to you that made your mood change. If you get mad because they didn’t text you back fast or they didn’t at all it would be the same exact thing as getting mad over not calling you back or not answering the phone. WE DON’T THINK CALLING PEOPLE IS ADDICTING WHEN YOU GET MAD BECAUSE THEY DON’T CALL YOU BACK!!!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  371. Anonymous

    I think that Texting is not addictive because being addicted to something means that you cant live without it, or always need it but texting is just something that people want to use so they don’t look left out.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
  372. Anonymous

    I think texting is very addictive. If you text a lot, around 200 a day, then you start to feel anxiety if you don’t get a text back. If you do get a text and it’s poorly worded, you get worried that someone is doing something without you. I think that texting can be better if we just don’t do it as much.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
  373. Renny

    Is Texting Addictive?

    I believe texting is very addictive, and can cause a lot of problems in a teens life. Texting is an easy thing to get hooked on, being able to contact your friends so easily and carefree; People learn to take advantage of that. Some doctors think texting is just as addictive as anything else, and personally, I believe them. I send well over 100 texts a day, and I couldn’t imagine a world without the ability to do that.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  374. vladimier

    Texting is not addicting at all, I know plenty of people who get or send at least 50 texts per day and they don't seem to have any problem at all.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
  375. jason

    i think that txting is very addictive. people should watch when they txt and where they txt it can cause damage if your not paying attention to what you are doing like for instants while driving

    April 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  376. Anonymous

    i think texting is boring.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  377. Robert

    i can relate. texting can be addictive because its so convenient, nobody has to hear what you are saying. But at the same time, it can be bad for the eyes and possibly prevent you from getting a full night's sleep. In my opinion, you should text in moderation.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  378. cruz

    i believe that texting is not an addiction its just another way of communication sending pictures, videos ect.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  379. Angelo

    Last month, I found out that I sent and recieved over 11,000 text messages over a one month period. My dad and I share a cellular plan. He sent and recieved only 53 texts in one month. Texting is addictive.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  380. mathew

    My friend goes through like 400-500 texts in a day, I go through like 15 in a day. I think that texting is a waste of my time. I almost always keep my phone off.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  381. cj

    i think texting is active because it is vary addicting to any teenager

    April 21, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  382. Tristen

    I think texting is not addictive at all because It can be stopped at any time that you want to. You could quit "Cold Turkey" if you wanted.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  383. Austin

    I don't have texting but I know hundreds of people who do and some of them have been able to reduce their amount of texting. I think that texting is addictive when you start to make it your first priorty when it shouldn't be like texting in class. There are people in this world who have been addicted to texting and have quit before, so there is no reason for others to complain. When you get your phone taken away because of texting or overtexting is when you "draw the line". There shouldn't be any excuse to not stop texting like "You haven't experienced texting before so you can't have a say so." or "I can't live without texting." or "What if there's an emergency and I miss it because I don't have texting."

    April 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  384. Tess

    Texting should only be neccessary when it's an emergency, such as communicating when you're away from your parents. Texting friends you just saw at school that day is useless. If someone took my phone right now, I wouldn't even care.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  385. Kelly

    I think texting is addictive because it is so much easier to put gtg, brb, ttyl, omg, and other slang into texts other than phone calls. Some people may be addicted to texting because they have unlimited... if they didn't they probably wouldn't text AS much.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  386. Jared

    Not really, I have too many things going on to be addicted to texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  387. Paige

    Yes, texting is addicting! This generation is getting too caught up with texting, there is not enough face to face interaction anymore. It's ridiculous!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  388. Grace

    I don't own a phone but whenever i hangout with friends it almost seems like they can't let go of the phone for a couple of minutes to have a conversation with me, so i think texting is definitely addictive in a bad way!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  389. Reagan

    I like texting but I could easily live without it and I have way to much to do to be texting all day long.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  390. Haley

    I like to know what's going on at school, and I tend to pick up my phone a lot because I always want to know what's happening. It's not all negative though, because I have formed many friendships from texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  391. Andy

    I don't think that texting is addictive. It is just convenient sometimes so that you can multitask and do your homework at the same time.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  392. Ashwen

    I have had a phone for three years now and got texting just last year. I don't hardly ever text. I probably send 10-20 text messages a month.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  393. Caitlin

    I think that texting is really distracting from my regular life. But i think that if I did not have my phone with me I would feel good, but I would also want to know what was going on with all my friends.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  394. Cailyn

    I think that testing is very addictive. A lot of people I know get really upset and sad when they don't have their phone. I have had to go weeks without a phone so i don't really need it as much as others.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  395. Henneth

    I personally don't think that texting is addictive, probably only because i usually text when i am honestly bored and want to hang out with someone and have service. But I do know some people who are constantly texting in class.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  396. Sam

    Texting is very addictive. When you send a message you instantly assume that you will get one back soon, but when someone doesn't reply for some time or doesn't reply at all, it can actually make you sad. Then that can affect things like doing homework because you may be paying more attention to waiting for a person to reply to your text then actually doing your work or studying. When my phone breaks I actually feel relieved and also do better with my homework and study harder because I do not have something else nagging at me. Also many people text in classes and it eventually comes back at them because they're paying more attention to the little demon they're holding then the actual teacher. It effects everyone and makes it so that many people do not get enough sleep and do not do well enough in school.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  397. Tatiana

    I believe that texting is way~ too addicting because its entertaining to send little images and abrevations like: LOL! OMG! and other things like expressions: XD O.0 TT^TT I'm not a big texter but I can understand. I always see students texting in class, walking around, and like on picnics with there families. I think that kids are slowly losing there ability to socialize but that could be different depending where you are.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  398. kell

    Everything that was said in that interveiw descibes me. At first, i didnt look at my situation with my phone/ texting as a type of addiction, but now i realize how out of control it is. This is definently a wakeup call, and should be for the rest of my generation.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  399. kristen

    i dont think texting is adicting, i text everyday everytime i get the chance but i could quite when i want with no problem

    April 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  400. Mechaela

    I don't think that texting is addicting. It is fun to text when your bored, but I don't think you should do it all the time.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  401. liz

    it is totally addictive i guess , and if the person doesn't text back i get really annoyed and mean because I'm mad. but if they respond instantly, i get in a super good mood. and if i get it taken away i feel like im out of DA loop

    April 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  402. Matthew

    I understand why texting is addictive but I feel the same if i get a call from someone.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  403. Tony

    I think texting is addictive, and sometimes even easier, because I know when I am in the car with my parents I don't want to answer a phone call because i feel awkward when my parents are listening to my conversation with a friend.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  404. Briana

    Whenever my phone breaks, I feel kind of lost and like I'm missing out on something. I think some people are addicted to texting, but it doesn't have that big of an effect on me. I think you should just call someone if you have something to say. Texting should only be used to tell someone a time or place... not carry on a conversation.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  405. Dixon

    I don't own a phone, but I think texting is very addictive, since all my friends own a phone and text all the time. I sometimes feel bad because my friends are texting and I feel like I am not as important as their phone.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  406. Samie

    I think that texting can get addictive if you do it to much, because then you're always anxious while waiting for the texts. But it's true that texting is a way of communication between friends..... Quiting cold turkey wouldn't be hard for me though because I go to camp in the summer and we can't bring phones so I go from sending about 100 texts everyday to sending just 1 in 3 weeks.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  407. kaitlin

    I think that it is addictive because if you can't stop yourself from txting then you have a lot to go. Plus, if you ALWAYS go to school with someone you could just wait until school to see them. I think that txting is addictive. I couldn't stop at first then I stoped txting because no one would txt me back so now it is not that addictive for me anymore.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  408. Maddy

    I think kids arn't given the credit we deserve. Just because we want to be tuned in on whats going on with our friends and family doesnt mean we are addicted!

    April 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  409. sam

    I think about 10-20 texts a day is enough and when you text think about how much your bill is going to cost.I think over 100 is a little too many texts.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  410. Katie

    I think i could quit cold turkey. I have to admit that texting is addicting. I send about 60 per day. I think 200 is way too much. If i put my mind to it...i could quit.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  411. RJ

    cellphones are good for calling but when you are in the car it is better to call than text in a car. Also texting is way addicting because you dissracd by texting when you are studying.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  412. Patrick

    In my state, Texting while driving has been outlawed. Yet I still see teen drivers txting and getting in accidents. If teens can't stop txting even when it's outlawed, then it seems to me txting is pretty addictive.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  413. Kaye

    I think that texting can be very ADDICTIVE ! but its also so much EASIER then talking on the phone. So who minds if we text to much it's not like anyone else has to worry about it. For me texting is just a big must 24/7 5,000 messages is my monthly show up on the bill

    April 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  414. Jon-Luc

    Texting can be addictive but TOO much texting is too much. it can make you less focused in school and it can lead to some health problems.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  415. Daniel

    I think texting is not so addcting but as a reasourse to ask your friends or relatives a question ect. But to some kids it can be addictive, but cell phones are a realy good reasourse.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  416. Emma

    I don't have a cell phone, but a lot of my friends do, and they always have it with them. I don't think it's the number of texts that's the problem, it's the phone itself. Texting wouldn't be such a problem if people didn't have their phones with them 24/7.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  417. Sebastian

    the reason I text is because my friend has bad reception to which I can't hear what he says, it is not too often though. I always get annoyed when I see someone in class texting on their phone, it is distracting to them and those around them including me since we can all see the screen and hear the typing. I find it is a strange addiction but is at least easily avoidable with the right tools. (like your parents looking at the phone bill and deciding to take action, if teens pay the text with their own money I believe they will be more reluctant)

    April 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  418. Dionnella

    students should not text while driving It is not safe to drive while texting. It is dangerous. if you text while driving you will be in a car wreck. Parents should not be texting while driving. if you text while driving.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  419. Anonymous

    Of course texting is addictive! Most people I know are glued to their cell phones. People are becoming too dependent on technology, and that can't end well.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  420. Emma

    I don't have a cell phone, but most of my friends do and have it with them all the time. It's not just texting, it's the phone itself. It wouldn't be such an issue if people didn't have their phones with them 24/7.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  421. Kim

    I don't own a cell phone but only every now and then I use my mom's to text a friend. It feels good but bcuz she doesn't hav texting on her cell I don't do it too often. My little sister though is in my oppinion is addicted to texting on my mom's cell to my cousins.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  422. Ava

    Texting is basically like anything that involves technology today. Yes, it's addicting. So what? You could also consider other things to be addicting; computer games, video games, TV series, Facebook, etc. There's just way too much things that people make that are targeted toward teens or most of them to not be addicted. Granted, texting has some good uses. It's a relatively quick way to ask questions and get answers.
    Texting may lead to health problems, but so does everything else. Reading too much may cause you to go blind. Drinking too much water may cause you to drown. An excess of anything isn't healthy.
    Where would the line be drawn? Personally, I think that 50 or so texts is way over the limit for needs, although if all of them consist of one-line or one-word replies like ":)" or "Lol", it may make sense. But if you're coming up with a 500 or a thousand, you've definitely got to cut down. It may be enjoyable and whatnot, but hey. Some people can't afford that many text messages.
    Then again, this is coming from someone who doesn't even know where the texting application is on his/her phone. Quitting for me basically wouldn't even make the smallest effect. I just don't text.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  423. Mark

    it can be after a while but i think it is more of a life style because almost everyone texts

    April 21, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  424. Dylan

    I prob send bout 75 text messages a day but I dont think it really addictive. iget my phone toke way alot but i am not bout to die so it really not that addictive

    April 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  425. Anonymous

    You know what I hate? People who text so much that they even use chtspk in these blog entries. Grammar? Spelling? Do those words even mean anything to you?

    April 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  426. sarah

    yes, i could definately quit. i mean personally i think it gets boring after years and years. it just takes to long to say what you need to say.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  427. Brandon

    I don't think texts wastes time or makes your grades go down, I text I still finish all my, oh wait I'm getting a text, I'll e-mail you back.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  428. Anna

    Truthfully, texting or anything to do with chatting online, is addictive. I feel not only bad, but depressed when a person doesn't respond and I feel a surge of happy energy when I get a response. I sometimes find myself even acting different through. People even get the feeling of being powerful and some use this feeling to bully people through their "alter ego." Though fun, I have personally been cyber bullied and now I'm having trouble even talking on the phone.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  429. Zoey

    if you think about it, really, what is an addiction, its something you pick up you can't quit and you do it daily, incessantly. Though if you loose your phone you can deal with the loss of texting for a few days, but I've noticed it in friends, and people I don't know, when they lose their phone for more then a day, they start getting agitated and... twitchy. Just like any other person forced to quit something they are addicted to cold turkey. Though it may not be as addicting as meth or coffee, texting certainly is.

    Signed I personally think having an addiction to something as trivial as a texting is better then going out and getting addicted to alcohol or drugs. I'd trade a text addicted person for a drug addicted person any day!

    Z

    April 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  430. Sarah

    I don't text much, but all of my friends are practically glued to their cell phones. I think texting can become addictive easily, however, the results are not all bad. I

    April 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  431. Sara

    Hey Carl! I am not a texter, but my take on texting is if it takes over your life and becomes the reason for your existence...then you're texting too much!

    April 21, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  432. Lele

    Texting is something that is a waste of time when you are texting to have a 5 min. conversation that takes a half a hour. kids would not be addictive if they had to pay there own phone pill and that would give them morals.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  433. Carlee

    I believe texting can be addictive based on a teenager's reputation at school. Sometimes I feel texting is too much when you can just pick up a phone and call somebody. Even though texting can be fun it can also cause issues at home and at school.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm |
  434. Christina

    I do think that texting is addictive because I have seen people waste there life away by just texting non-stop. Not only is texting addictive but it is also somewhat rude. Such as if your mom comes home from a business trip and is trying to talk to you about what she missed, but your practically ignoring her, because your conversation through texts about what shoes you were wearing today, is more important.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  435. Kate

    is talking addictive too?its just how we talk.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  436. Jerry

    Yes, I think texting is addictive, and it is taking over a lot of teenager's lives. I think they should get more active and instead of texting maybe hear someones voice by calling them.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  437. Anna

    I think texting is used by lots of people, but I would think about 1000 texts a day would be way too much.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  438. Patrick

    Yes, I think texting is addictive, and it is taking over a lot of teenager's lives. I think they should get more active and instead of texting maybe hear someones voice by calling them!

    April 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  439. chad

    i dont think texting is addictive, i just think alot of people, mostly teenagers think of it as a hobby, and a way of communicating with friends and family. im addicted to it, im texting all the time, its just what i do!

    April 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  440. Kalina

    I honestly cannot live in a world wthout texting 🙂
    and of course I think it is addictive but I also think that depending on if you have a cell phone or not, or if you have a good reputation at school , or if you get bored and have nothing to do. If you don't have a phone (obvously) you can't text and if you have a good rep. at school, your gonna want to socialize, and if your bored you'll jus pick up the phone and text. I think people are really amused using text language like, "omg i cant believe she did tht" or "lol..brb i need 2 eat dinner" and usin smiley faces like 🙂 XD 😛 😦 8) and so on.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm |
  441. christian

    i thank kids do not texting at all is just texting is just the dum thang it whould be very addicting all day long is just dum

    April 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  442. Emma

    Honestly I don't see how texting could be so addictive. It seems like people are losing the decency to talk to each other in person.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  443. Kirthana

    Just like everything i think texting does have a limit although some texting to communicate should be allowed.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  444. Doris

    For some people, texting does get really addictive. Even when they are at school, with other people, or at a party, you see people texting. I don't have unlimited text like most of my friends, so my texts are really limited and I can live without my phone and my texts for a while. The text "addiction" is a lot more noticeable in the people who have unlimited because it just doesn't matter how many texts they send.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
  445. Erica

    i think texting is addicting for me because my cell phone goes everywhere with me and i just think that texting is just easier to communicate with someone instead of calling them its just faster.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  446. Heather

    Texting is over rated I think. I mean I have have a phone but rarely use it for texting. I think that it's healthier for the human body if we all just look ahead of us instead of down at a screen. So, yes without a doubt texting is addicting (but only for some people).

    April 21, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  447. Hailee

    I think that texting has become addicting, but its all a part of the cycle. Instead of talking, we text; A lot like how we e-mail instead of writing letters.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  448. demetrius

    texting for me is kinda addictive but , who
    wants to call somone like when they can
    just say somthing ,andwith out running up the phone
    bill.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  449. Eura

    I do not have texting because my parents believe that I will get addicted to it. However, I think it differs from person to person. I have one friend who texts over 5,000 texts per week, and another who only texts about 10 every week.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  450. Hailee

    I think that a lot of kids are addicted to texting, but there is an equal amount who aren't. I think that kids are being put in the spotlight because we are the most obvious case of being addicted to technology, yet adults do it everyday. They would rather shoot an e-mail to a co-worker, rather than call them.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  451. Haivyn

    txting can be addictive but its mainly what your txting people should not be anti bullying or talking about things that are not appropriate!

    April 21, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  452. Victor

    I think it depends on who you are. Some people make 50 texts a day and some people may text 2 to 3 times a day.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:36 pm |
  453. Mango

    Texting is definitely annoying and painful. I mean, isn't it faster to speak than to type for most people? I think that while texting is addictive, there is no point to it-calling a person is faster to communicate. I doubt that the teens addicted to texting can quit just like that. Personally, I have only set about 5 texts in my life.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  454. Mango

    Plus, when you call you can hear the person's voice and tell what their emotions are.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  455. Asheley

    Yea i do feel like i text to much i cant help it . texting is my life i can not live one day without my cell

    April 21, 2010 at 8:51 pm |
  456. Omar

    i believe texting is addicting. and some people that text are fat and lazy and don't go out to exercise

    April 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  457. Laneisha

    well some people can say that they are addicting to text, i can also say that i do but hay whut is a cell phone for.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  458. Seth

    Texting can be seen both as addictive and non-addictive. Really it just depends on your reputation. If you are talking to one person at a time, then it would be easier just to call them. But if you talking to many people at once, texting would be a better alternative.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  459. Gregory

    I think that texting is addicting because if you have to try and and text during class when your not suppose to do it then you are addicted to it. Also people that know it is dangerous to text while you drive they do it any way because they cant put it down while they drive.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  460. Seth

    Of course texting COULD be addicting, but I don't believe texting is the actual problem. Many people believe texting is an addiction. Texting is a means of communication. Because of these two premises, I believe that the addiction is to communication instead of texting. Popular people at school probably text more than less popular people because they usually have more communication and through texting, they can keep that amount of communication constant.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  461. Gina

    It depends. Texting is really addictive if you have a lot of people to text. If you only have a few people to text, it probably won't be that addicting to you. Picking up a phone and calling someone is NOT convenient. Nobody does it these days, it is so 10 years ago! Texting is way better than that because everyone texts these days. I, myself, am a texter 🙂

    April 21, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
  462. kirsten

    some times it can be but unless it is important i don't rush to reply back.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  463. ryan

    i think texting is way to addicting i will agree though it is a way of communication i think it would be alot more fun to meet up with them .......also texting cost money just like a call so it is simpler to not text just hang out instead!

    April 21, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
  464. J.R.

    I don't think texting is addictive. I asked some of my friends in the block and they agree with me.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  465. Hanne

    Just like Facebook, I believe texting can become very addictive. I myself have felt the lure texting has when I got my own cell phone, and noticed and quickly stopped texting altogether. I have seen people standing next to each other, and laughing at the text messages they were sending one another. It seems people spend more time communticating through texting and facebook than face-to-face. Some people consider it more "fun". And for me, I express myself better through the written word than speaking aloud. But is more "fun" really better? I don't think so.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm |
  466. Robert

    I personally think it's addicting because it's pretty sad when you have to text and drive, and is one of the highest injury/death rate.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  467. Jacob

    Texting is wrong!
    We shouldn't waste our time AND money on things that can take away precious time.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  468. vanessa

    I THINK THAT TEXTING IS BAD! you could text more then 100! i believe texting could be addictive. but when you text people will not talk to you back.you could get mad.if they do not talk to me back i will text them again.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  469. Linda

    I Totally believe that texting is VERY addicting!!!!!!!! But, I much rather talk on the phone with my friends then text them.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  470. isaiah

    i think texting has weasled its way into our daily livess,texting is quieter than calling and hvin a conersation . icannot quit cold turkey because itext almost all the time

    April 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  471. Alyvian

    I dont think texting is addictive, because it's just like calling someone , just in a different way. Texting you can du multiple things before replying. It takes more time but if someone doesn't call you back, your not addicted to calling people. So why should texting be any different?

    April 21, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  472. Keith

    I think that texting is all part of your mind you quit if you want but no one wants to quit. If your phone gets taken away by your parents or school you still live and make it through. I think that it is not addictive it just takes will power.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  473. Blake

    What can be so bad about texting? It may be addictive or become addictive, but when you think about it, what is so wrong with that? All it does is provide a small amount of enjoyment to one's day, and it is no drug, it does not seem to have any negative effects as far as I can tell. Surely people would be able to quit texting if they really had a problem, as far as I am concerned, text away America

    April 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  474. Patrick

    Yes, at some times texting can be addictive but it cant take over someones life if they do it non-stop everyday. But i doubt that someone can stop cold turky from texting.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  475. Rojo

    I believe that texting can be addicitve, but should not be an issue. It is now pop culture to text. We should embrace texting. Texting is just another form of communicaiton, and may promote conversation. I tis much easier to break the ice by texting than in real life.
    On the other hand, many people think that people addicted to texting may lose social skills in real life conversation. Really, I cannot fathom how people think a conversation in texting may contribute to the decline of social skills.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  476. Scott

    I think texting is great because i can contact and talk to alot more people at the same time. I can talk to people during school and its easier way to contact my friends all around.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  477. Kate

    I see people texting all the time. Some people are so focused on their phone that they almost run into me or my friends. It is addictive to people who text all the time because they don't notice the world around them.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm |
  478. Amelia

    How 'bout people get off the phone, pay attention to classes, and get a life away from the cell phone. I'm not sayin' drop it entirely, but give it a break. Afterall, if you're texting in class, you're wasting your education. If you're texting while driving, you might just waste your life in the process. People can wait, you can make them.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
  479. Courtney

    Texting can be a great way for people to stay in touch with past friends or family. There is a line to be drawn when you should be texting or not. most Teens that have the texting problem are adult enough to know when to stop or not

    April 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  480. rosendo

    if we cant text how are we teenagers are going to contact our parent but we should only use like 200 text message.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  481. rosendo

    well many kids have cell phones on there pocket and their texting during class lots of kids use their cell phones in the rest rooms and at the end you get affected later in the years you will need glasses thats why i dont think it is right texting a lot.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  482. DAnielle

    I think when you have texting available on your phone its really hard not to be addicted to it. I used to have texting and i know its really hard to regulate the amount of texts you send and recieve. But i no longer have texting because my parents thought it was too much of a distraction, and it wasnt hard to stop. I dont ever feel the need to text, the only thing is sometimes having to call people is less convienient. But ive been cold turkey from texting for almost a year now and im sure ill be fine soo...... yaaa.=]

    April 21, 2010 at 11:57 pm |
  483. Lizzy

    Texting isn't really addicting as long as you have a sense when enough is enough, but sometimes it can get carried away. It's less an addiction than it is a means a communication when you're not sure if the person is available to talk or near their phone.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:30 am |
  484. Leila

    I think texting is addictive because your feelings are closly attached to your reply's if you text alot. Also texting will probably replace homework and other important things so all you ever want to do is text.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:10 am |
  485. Ej

    I tink txting isnt addictive cuz from my experience,u can just quit if u want 2. When I lost my fone and didnt get it replaced for a week, i just automatically stopped tinking about my fone and found other tings 2 do besides txting. Also, wen my mom threatend 2 take away from txting service, I stopped txting for a while 2 prove her I can control myself.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:29 am |
  486. stephen

    texting? that's ok
    but addict ? that's not ok

    April 22, 2010 at 4:38 am |
  487. Seaeun

    I think texting is addictive. I didn't realize until I got a phone. Although there are ads, but I get about 400 texts for 2 weeks. I think I text my friends too much. I am tired often, but it doesn't affect me any other way, like education. I even feel better, sometimes, because I feel like I'm getting closer to my friends.

    April 22, 2010 at 7:06 am |
  488. Brendan

    This is an example of when parents need to actually parent and stop enabling their children. If you need to talk to someone, CALL them or go over to their house. Start living your life not by the phone!

    April 22, 2010 at 7:26 am |
  489. juliana

    yes to me texting is addictive. personaly i send at least 50 a day.

    April 22, 2010 at 7:47 am |
  490. joey

    i think that texting calms me down and it takes away boredom

    April 22, 2010 at 7:58 am |
  491. Amy

    Of cousre it's addictive.Texting is a way to contract people with seeing each other's face,which can avoid conficts I think.And it's more convenient to talk about every aspect.It's a kind of art in life.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  492. George

    Yes, I think texting is very addictive. I don't usually use my phone , but I have two friends that are absolutely ADDICTED to texting. Everytime that I look over they are texting to their "bffs." Personally I think that phonecalls are better because you can tell their emotion and get the answer right away.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  493. Jackson

    In my opinion, texting could be addictive just like someone could get addicted to computers or video games.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:07 am |
  494. alexis

    so what if we text its not like we will die about it because we are just kids we have fun but we can text way to much to e kids sometimes we should lay offf

    April 22, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  495. alexis

    we do text to much it is fun to if you are far away from your friend you can text that is the easy way plus if u text but u can not talk on the phone

    April 22, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  496. Randi

    It is very addictive.We only make 4 or 5 calls a day and mostly emergency but, I send over 300 txt a day!I one day hope its a sport that everyone will enjoy because its super fun here are so codes.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  497. Rebecca

    IT depends on how old you are and if you have a phone. You would never know no more about this from me again.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  498. Randi

    Its very addictive Im one who do it all night and day.I love it I keep my phone on me all the time.Over any other thing to talk to people I txt I would chose no other thing.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  499. annie

    we kids are adicting to the texting but we dont do it all the time
    people always think that we always text to much

    April 22, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  500. Merilyn

    i think that kids text to much and they wont talk they could text sometimes

    April 22, 2010 at 9:21 am |
  501. Anthony

    yes, andi bearly text becauase there are alot more ways that you can camounacate it is also very im proper to think that a world without text is terrible it is not it doesn,t really matter

    April 22, 2010 at 9:21 am |
  502. Sam

    i don't think texting is addictive.I only think that beacause calling people is easyer. you can just talk

    April 22, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  503. Emma

    It depends. Some people find it really hard to stop, while others don't even WANT to start. Mostly teens get addicted, but if you get a cell phone at tii early of an age, you could be addicted by a younger age, like ten. Also, some people are allowed too much time texting, and get addicted very easily. But, if you are only allowed, say, five minutes on your cell phone every day, and maybe you don't use them all up at the same time, you probably won't get all nervous and sick if you can't be the first one to answer a vote that one of your friends sent out. And some people aren't allowed to text, onlycall, which could also really help.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  504. Lauren

    Well....when you and your friends would want to talk and not on the phone,youll text.yes it is addictive.you cant help it,its fun.and you espesially cant help it if you have unlimited,and a keybored

    April 22, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  505. margaret

    texing is addictive its better than calling it just wastes your time!!!!!!

    April 22, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  506. Eddie

    I barely ever text id rather call because it doesnt take as long as texting. there is no reason to text

    April 22, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  507. Salena

    I'm not a texter, but definately someone could get too addicted if they text enough. It all depends if you like texting or not.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  508. cory

    I do think texting is addictive because in one month my sister was able to send 34,000 texts.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  509. becca

    i normally text over 200 texts a day, i just got my phone taken. but my normal monthly texts are 12,000 or more a day

    April 22, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  510. Ernie

    YES I THINK THAT TXTING IS EVERY ADDICTIVE BEACUSE ONCE YOU GET IN TO IT THERE NO POINT OF STOPING IT THATS WHY THERE IS UNLIMITED TXTING

    April 22, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  511. Nate

    Even though texting is addicting, I don't think that you should send hundreds a day, because you can just simply call someone.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  512. Heaven

    Texting is addictive its true! Not only do I text more than i should in one day. But i text everyday! I'm not always with my friends so to talk to them i have my phone. My mood completly changes if i get a text from who i'm talking to i'm happy but if its a person i don't want to talk to i'm not so happy. But i know for a fact i can go a week without my phone(i've tried). So i'm not completly addicted!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  513. Ellen

    I think texting can become addictive, one has to be careful not to let it become a problem.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  514. Katie

    Yes, I could quit cold turkey. I'm not addicted to it like most of my friends are, even though I send about 150 texts per day. I know I could quit because I've gone more than three months without my phone AND I'M STILL ALIVE! If I can do it, anyone should be able to.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  515. Dion

    I don't think texting is addictive, because its part of American life now-days. If an adult can go overboard on texting, than it should be only common for the kids to follow.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  516. Bryant

    I think texting is highly addictive, it however is an effective and useful form of communication, but it really depends on the type of situation one is talking about. Although, people have to make sure they limit their use of text messaging. When used correctly, texting could be used as a tool.

    April 22, 2010 at 11:10 am |
  517. Julie

    We just text because we like to communicate. It's a lot easier than picking up the phone.

    April 22, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  518. collin

    I think that texting is not addicting. I think that 4000 texts in 2 days is to much but if you can keep your grades up it really won't matter. i think that if you have bad grades or your barely passing you should get your phone took away. i think that people should only have 100-200 texts a day. i think you should have a phone but not abuse the privilege of having one.

    April 22, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  519. Brook

    I send probably more than 200 texts per day, and at the end of the day my thumbs hurt! I do not think that i could go a day without texting!

    April 22, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  520. Adam

    I need texting to get though a day, without it would be lost.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  521. Tyler

    Ya texting is addictive but it benefits your family if something gets changed or they cant find you, they can simply text you.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  522. Easton

    I stay up almost all night texting and i rarely every talk face to face

    April 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  523. amdol

    I've never texted and im getting through life just fine.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  524. ady

    Heyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! texting is addictive and i send about like 400 texts a day......I text in the morning, during school, after school, and at night

    April 22, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  525. molly

    texting can be a bit addictive but if someone was to take your phone you would get over it (like moi). and if parents didnt want you texting all the time then why would they buy you one? they sit thier and complain but they`er the ones who bought it?

    April 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  526. brittany

    i dont think texting addictive i just think teens text alot

    April 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  527. Travis

    Texting takes to much time of teen's.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  528. jadejah

    .HEllO! i hAVE A fONE..&& iAM iN lOVE Wit My fONE! iF I dONt hAVE My fONE i Will CRy! i Will qEt SUSPENdEd fOR My fONE1

    April 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  529. Karen

    Texting can be addicting, but you can stop.Some people just wont allow themselves to stop. Once your not constantly looking at your phone and waiting for a text, that would be one less thing to worry about all day.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  530. Ariane

    I do beleave that texing is addictive. Why? Because when you first start texting you start to get yust to it an the reason why because some people love to text rether than talk on the phone.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  531. chris

    txting is not addictive

    April 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  532. kathly

    texting is addictive especially for me because i do it everyday,everynight, 24/7. its basically my life. i Must text.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  533. josh

    texting is a waste of time.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm |
  534. Brandon

    I don't own a phone so I don't feel like I miss out on anything.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  535. Amber

    Texting is addictive, if you have people to text. and if you have alot to talk about. texting is just talking to your friends without needing to drive or walk anywere to talk to them, its a mobile instant massaging system and comes in handy.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  536. Elmer

    Nope texting is not addictive. Teens do it to maintain comunication with their friends. Usually when they're bored. The only time I would ever text message a friend is when I'm super bored. . . .OR I would text that person if we have plans and are going to meet up or something. But I don't really think that texting is addictive. I always have something else to do.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  537. Stephanie

    TEXTING IS ADDICTED....... when you have TEXTING sending more then 800 text messages a week and then getting in trouble it hard to give it up... but texting is okay when you have unlimited.. but if you dont have unlimited tex messaging then you are controled... but i think texting is not addicting and i can QUIT.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  538. HERO

    TEXTING IS NOT ADDICTING BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE A LIFE YOU WONT TEXT BECAUSE YOU WILL BE BUSY DOING MORE IMPORTANT.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  539. michael

    I don't have a cell phone to text so I don't think that texting is adictive. I is like everything we use if you use you wil get adictived to it.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  540. rha

    texting can be very addictive..

    April 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  541. Kaylee

    Texting is ADDICTING ... when you have the ability and unlimited messaging it can be ADDICTING but when you have a plan or limited text messaging you wont be addicted because it will be controlled . Text messaging is mostly used to be entertained but when you need something asap. . . . its best to call that person so that you wouldn't have to waste time trying to spell a word....

    April 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  542. bESSiCA

    WELL 2 MEH TEXTiNG iZ ADDiCTiVE BECAUSE EVERY SiNCE i GT MUH PHONE AND BEGAN TEXTiN i JUX CAN'T LiVE WiTHOUT iT iT'S BASiCALLY MY WHOLE LiFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD THiNG AM ON A UNLiMiTED PLAN............ 🙂

    April 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  543. Javier

    To some peaple texting may seem adicting. To me its just another way of communicating with family and friends. These days not just teenagers text. Adults are getting in to the texting as well, even my uncle texts and hes 65, people of all ages, shapes, and sizes text.Thats why i dont agree with the fact that people are adicted to texting its just communication.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  544. Beth

    Texting, just like EVERYTHING ELSE FUN..needs to be taken in moderation to what the individual sees fit for their lifestyle. Its about being responsible for yourself and making controlled decisions that are best for you. I guess this generation totally skipped that lesson in life.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  545. mclester

    texting is very important to kids the of 12-18 because they feal like they are missing out on something when they are not texting cause everyone on in your more and likely have a phone so cnn texting is addictive

    April 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  546. Allison

    i think if you really need to talk to someone you should call them. people say things they would never say to a person face to face, or when they are on the phone with them.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  547. Alex

    i send more than 13,000 text messges every month. My parents do what they can to limit it but i still am able to send out that many. It is definately addictive and i am unable to stop.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  548. Andrea

    I send more than 7,000 text messages every month, my parents think that it is becoming the center of everything I do; and that I'm not spending enough time with my family. My mom is always on Facebook, I don't complain about that? So why should it matter that I text, when I can sit with them + talk about my day? It can be addictive, but it's most certainly not a drug.

    April 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  549. Daniel

    The phone was originally invented for talking, not writing. If it is an emregency, call....don't TXT 'OMG, IMHO Dad's having a heart attack!!' If you have to write something, get an email address, and I don;t mean on your phone. Might be OK for an undercover spy to TXT, but usually people are TXTing when they are supposed to be doing something else.

    April 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  550. Robert

    texting is not adddicitng cause i can text a lot but i can stop

    April 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm |
  551. Jordan(:

    I am addicted. 32,000 a month baby !

    April 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  552. hannah

    SO! I think that texting can be addictive, but not in the way that cigarettes or any other drug can be addicting. If I have my phone in my hand, I text and text and text. But if I get it taken away, sure it bothers me, but only for a while. I get over it... I live. I move on until I get it back.

    April 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
  553. Evan

    I think texting is addicting because to many people think texting is a easy form of communcation between to people when the should just call the person instead of texting them.

    April 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  554. Cristine

    I think texting is only kind of addictive because people don't text constantly, and they probably don't spend more than a week or month without texting their best bud.

    April 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  555. Cristine

    Also, they should be able to control themselves, but who knows, maybe some commenters are addicted themselves?

    April 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  556. chey

    yepp textin is a problem for me but idk y i cant quit textin i guess once you start ya cant stop textin i hate gettin mi cell tooken away from me it happins every time mi moms phone bill shouts sky high. i swear i hav found a break though i've stop'd textin only coz i got grounded AGAIN, idc i'll keep textin unless i only use mi cell when needed.

    April 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm |
  557. Ty'Ler

    I feel that it shouldn't matter how many text messages you send a day as long as you have your priorities right then everything should be all good. It's as if because some adults don't know how to do/use them then we(student/kids) should change and become more like them.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  558. Paco

    I think that texting is addictive. Honeslty, look around the room and the people not looking at this or at Mr. Carl Azuz will most likely be texting, but texting does help a lot though.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  559. Ty'Ler

    Text messages are just another way to express yourself. Sometimes there are things that you could say in a text message that you cant say in person. It is almost like a huge confidence boost.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  560. priscilla

    I don't think texting is addictive, in fact i think is a good thing cause its a faster and easier way to communicate with family and friends.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  561. Sophia

    I have a phone but I don't text twenty-four seven. Its fun and addicting to most teenagers with boyfriends, I think, but I'm not addicted to my phone.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  562. Kortney

    I send a lot to keep myself busy.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  563. Beto

    I no longer text because I wasted too much money.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  564. Alisa

    Yes, i think texting can be addictive...on weekends I usaully send over 100 texts and I always/usually talk in text speak but on weekdays, like school and everything I only send about 70

    April 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  565. Kortney

    I text to keep myself busy.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  566. Thomas

    I dont have a phone but both my sisters do and they staay up at very late hours just texting. They alsso endanger me because they dive while texting which is very scary!

    April 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  567. Angel

    i had to once and i know i can do it again because i had my phone turned off for 2 to 3 months i think it was 3 id remember but i could quite anytime

    April 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  568. Darrin

    Texting is a two way street. It can be a very simple, convenient method of communication, but sometimes it can become an addiction. It's like Facebook and twitter and other social networking sites. People enjoy being able to interact with others without having to be there in person, and sometimes forget that no matter how easy it is to access, real socialization is crucial. Besides, you can't use emoticons in your real conversations.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  569. Kirsten

    Almost all teenagers text, including me. All my friends do text and I only know a few people who don't even have a cell phone to text with. Texting can be addictive, but can it be stopped. I have gotten texts that would make me so mad, I want to through my phone across my room.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  570. Brittany

    It is addicting! When I first got my cell phone, I didn't think I would like texting, but once I started I couldn't stop. Everywhere you go, you see people texting, even to people who are right next to them! In a way, it's stupid to text someone who is next to you when you can just turn to them and just talk to them.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  571. Brenda

    Texting is not addicting to me. I don't like texting very well. I rather talk to my friends up front or facebook. It is just a waist of money to text all day long.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  572. Megan

    It depends on the person. I don't text during school. I would'nt say it's addictive for me.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  573. Erik

    I think texting can be a problem if you are at school or at home. I think texting is easier than calling because you can just put down comments but like on a phone it would be a wast of time to cal someone and say "whats up"

    April 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  574. Katie

    Yea I think it wouldnt be so addicting if kids had to pay for their phone bills and actually couldnt hide behind anything to express themselves. Its safe to talk because then you actually know what they mean by what they are saying because you can hear the tone in their voice.

    April 22, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
  575. Ryan

    Texting is addictive. I just think some people like know what's going on in their life and texting surely is a way to know what's going on. I honestly feel the same way. I'm not acutally addicted I just like to know what's going on in the world.

    April 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  576. sam

    texting is not addictive.It is one of the many ways to talk to your friends and some times you might not be able to talk to them in private and you may not want to take the chance to be over herd .

    April 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  577. cassidi

    i think texting is adictive because once you do it the first time you want to keep doing it over and over and over agian.

    April 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  578. Kayley

    I'm not sure how many texts I send. I know I send more then 100. And I'm not sure if i could quit

    April 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  579. Bailey

    I think for some people it is addictive and distracting. Many people I know text ALL the time and it costs money. A lot of money! I just don't see why it's so important when they can just hang out with them or talk to them later. Not all people are addicted, though, like me, I don't use my phone because it is just a waste of money. (unless of an emergency of course!)

    April 22, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  580. Mikayla

    Texting can be addictive if you text too much and always texting nonsense. Although it an be usefull sometimes

    April 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  581. Jacinda

    i think texting is addictive because now alot of teenagers have phones and they text all the time and dont like to do homework.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  582. Joey

    Yes texting is very addictive. Many people at my school text during class...it'll get your phone taken away, and many have.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  583. DeShawn

    I think texting is very addictive. People die in car accidents everyday because of texting, and besides, why text instead of just calling?

    April 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
  584. Hannah

    I think texting is great but, 500-1000 text just in one week or maybe just in one day. I would never sent that many texts because who is paying for the phone bill? Our budget is tight and money just doesn't grow on trees.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  585. da

    i think texting is not addictive because it is a way of communication if your stuck in a room with someone with a gun then you can't call someone texting might save your life plus its so much easier to send somthing then talk i still dont think it is addictive

    April 22, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  586. Natisha

    I think that texting isnt an addiction; i think it is just something that man kind has grown to love, its just a way of keeping in touch with alot of friends and family, we all could survive off not texting if we really tried but we choose not too.

    April 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  587. Nick

    Texting is not addictive, you can use it for emergecys

    April 23, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  588. Evann

    omg!!!! idk cuz i dont text but i from what i hav seen it defenatlily looks really addictive.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  589. gaby

    i think texting sometimes could get kids off track but it also doesnt and it helps kids with emergincy.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  590. karen

    yes texting is addictive why, because i i would like to know whats going on with my friends but its not safe to text and drive.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  591. Tatiana

    Yes it is addictive! Because it is messing up your school work. Its okay to text but you dont be so obsessed with it. Stay focus and Stop !texting while driving. Your are setting a bad examples for others. When i text i can stop anytime i want. I bearly even text because it distracts me from doing my work. I am not addictive.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  592. Dawntori

    yes it is but i love to text but i also don't think that it is safe to text when you are driving

    April 23, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  593. renee

    i think texting is adictive because once you to do it the first time you want to keep doing it because you would think that is fun at first then you would get addicted to it by keep do[ing it then you wouldn't how to stop texting.But its nothing mayor or serious i dont think.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  594. Jimmie

    I think that texting can be addictive but its not very common!

    April 23, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  595. Spencer

    i hate how much people text, they even ask to go to the bathroom to text.

    April 23, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  596. William

    Texting can cause problems for many teens with grades and driving they're should probubly be another law about texting.

    April 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  597. kyle

    I think texting is adictive because they are to lazy to even talk to them on the phone my dad sais that on of his friends son had a test and failed it because he used texting letters and then more and more kids are using texting letters on teat

    April 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  598. Austin

    Texting is a great think but some kids go overboard with it. Just like texting and driving, It can cause danger and end up taking somones life.

    April 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  599. Daniel

    I think texting is quite addictive. Phone calls can certainly be addictive, so why not texts? I think many of my peers over-text, and for no real reason. I wouldn't be as addicting if kids had to pay for their own phone bills.

    I can't see the point of typing messages out with poor grammar so the other person can read it, when you could actually TALK to the other person.

    April 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  600. Lauren

    It is but at the same time it isn't. Teenagers and even some adults text but that's the new way of communication. We don't call much anymore because it's old. Our generation communicates diffrently than other generations and this is our way. It is because it gets in the way sometimes of other things but it isn't because that's the new way to communicate.

    April 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  601. Dalton

    I think over nine thousand texts a day is too much. Texting is just like talking. How many words do you say to your friends every day? As for it being addicting, yes. Talking is addicting, and so is texting.

    April 23, 2010 at 8:55 pm |
  602. NICK

    TEXTING IS NOT ADDICTIVE YOU CAN USE IT FOR EMERGENCYS

    April 24, 2010 at 8:07 am |
  603. isaiah

    I think texting is adictive because they always want to get thier phones than go outside. That is why we have a bunch of crashes every year

    April 24, 2010 at 8:26 am |
  604. Cody

    I don't normally text alot! But, I do know friends who can't put the phone down. When it comes to be that bad... call texting addictive.

    April 24, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  605. Amani

    its silent communication between two individuals you can send text massages to each other. they enable you the privacy to exchange massages with each other without fear of other people knowing what you and other person are talking about.

    April 24, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  606. pamela

    texting isnt addictive if you know when you should Stop

    April 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  607. Dillin

    I think texting can be addictive. Texting can be addictive just like any habit. And can definetly be unhealthy.

    April 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  608. Nikisha

    for me i cannot live without my phone. it is the most hardest thing to do in my life. i have to admit that i am addicted to it and txting can take over your life (in a good way) !!!! but it is an easy and fast way to communicate with work mates and friends and family that you do not get to see very often.

    April 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  609. Bruno

    No, i don't think that texting is addictive unless you choose for it to be, i think it really depends on how you decide to use your phone. While some people are consent ally texting friends, others might only use it to get in touch when necessary. I believe that it is the teens decision on whether they are going to be addicted to it. I do believe that more people are addicted and that causes many dangerous things. Especially car accidents.

    April 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  610. David

    i do believe texting is becoming a huge addiction in our country these days almost 3 out of 30 to 40 kids in my class get caught for texting, not only that but it is also affecting our litterecy and the way we communicate with friends and family with all the asterisks it may well be rotting our brains or just simplyfying our intelligence.

    April 25, 2010 at 12:57 am |
  611. kathryn

    texting is a mean of communication NOT an addiction. doctors have to remeber not every text is answered some are ignored or not received. i have the enV2 but I'm not texting legitimately 24/7. i admit i text alot but its not an addiction. i can go days without a phone, though i feel disconnected, i don't pine away for my texting.

    April 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  612. TASHANA

    SOMETIMES BECAUSE WHEN U GET THE HANG OF IT THEIR NO TURNING BACK YOUR FINGER'S START MOVING ON AN KEYPAD AND IT DOESNT STOP

    April 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  613. Alex

    Texting is not addictive for ME but in some cases around the world mostly for teens it's hey I will text you later instead of I will call you later it's not bad we just over use it.

    April 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm |
  614. Ethan

    Texing is just another form of human communication, and we certainly can't say that human contact is bad for us. It's like saying that oxygen is addictive. However, waking up to text can be a health problem, but, at least in our class, those cases are far and few between. (only two kids in our class said they texted at night, but only one said they woke up to do it).

    April 26, 2010 at 12:39 am |
  615. Carlos

    I wouldn't know i don't have a phone

    April 26, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  616. bri(:

    some mistakes people make with money is right when they get it there spending it all. I think today’s youth has no value in how to save money. If we all learned how to spend money properly maybe we would have a little more and our country wouldn’t be in bad shape.

    April 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  617. Grady

    i think that texting is straight up retarted and makes everything harder and longer and gets in the way iv sent 1 text and never will again i snaped my phone in half because people wouldnt stop texting me, all my friends text and i yell at them every time bc its dumb

    April 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  618. bethany

    i know texting is addicting but its like facebook you have to know what it is up to date so its the same with texting! but some people can get very addicted to it some people can't even put their phone down or turn it off at night! i think alot of people could stop texting if they wanted to they just dont want to! but i don't send that much text messages because i would rather be on facebook than texting.

    April 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  619. Fin

    I think texting is a pretty good waist of time. dont get me wrong iv texted before but its just when people are always texting and being rude, when people are in a store or having a normal conversation about something people will ignore others and think that they own the world. they have no concideration for others. im no saying everyone that texts does this but it seems like teenagers do it more. but its takes all kinds to make this world go round so what ever

    April 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  620. Brandon

    I could not stop texting. I do it allllll the time no matter where I am. I kinda hate it. It bugs me that I do it so much. It would take a long time for me to just stop texting. I send 12,000+ a month. N thats a lil toooo much.

    April 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  621. Derrick

    YES! texting is addictive!!!!!!! How do I know? Because I,m a text-a-holic and I send and recieve over 250 messages a day in and out.

    April 26, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  622. Katie

    Texting is not addictive to ME, but so many kids at my school have gotten their phone taken away for texting in class. Now they decide to text in the gym locker room instead!

    April 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm |
  623. Austin

    I think that texting can be addictive but kids can stop easily but for me, i just cant stop!

    April 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  624. maira

    i think texting is addicting and fun.it sometimes can be dangerous though LIVING TEXTING

    April 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  625. tezmariah

    texting is VERY addicting i see people texting everywhere i go! i will admit i am a little addicted myself too. what drives me crazy is when my mom text and drives i get so scared and irritated with her.

    April 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  626. Mariah

    It isn't addicting but it becomes a habit. Like taking a shower, it isn't addictive but it's a habit that people should have...

    April 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  627. Arely

    I think texting is very addicting. It can sometimes distract people from many things.

    April 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  628. Aubrey

    Yes texting is very addicting I will agree. But what makes it so addicting for me is that feeling the vibration of your phone and touching the phone to send. But also it can be dangerous but man is it fun.GO TEXTING!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  629. Kat

    HECK YAH IT IS! PEOPLE WHO DON'T SEE IT OPEN YOUR EYES!

    April 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  630. Bethany

    I don't text for 8 hours a day so no i don't think texting is addictive.

    April 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm |
  631. Madelyn

    I don't think texting is addictive, just something to go to when they are just in pure boredom. I could stop definitely if I had a reason to stop, but I wouldn't call it addicting.

    April 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm |
  632. Nicole

    I love texting it is really addicting. You just feel like you have to know everything and its easy to get information when you text.

    April 27, 2010 at 10:44 am |
  633. Kevin

    Texting keeps you in tune with all of your friends and whats going on instead of calling everyone. I would say im addicted because I text over 80 texts a day. And right when I wake up and before I fall asleep.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  634. Autumn

    Texting is very addictive when you have texting you always know what is going on, but a lot of teens gets texts at like 12pm every night!

    April 27, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  635. Ann

    texting can be addicting. my parents dont let me text at the dinner table, or after 9:00 pm

    April 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  636. nicole

    hi ppl of the earth !!!!.... i love to text i do all the time except when i get my phone taking away 😦

    April 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  637. Tori

    I don't have a phone and I'M STILL ALIVE its not that bad living without a cell phone I still have as many friends and I don't miss any thing my BFFs do we talk about it on the bus. Hey its better than sitting there doing nothing but texting and increasing my chances of getting arthritis in my thumbs!!!!

    April 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  638. clay

    i text all the time i get like 300 text a day . i think it is very addicting. you can talk to your frends when im in my house in wyoming and my friend is in new mexico

    April 27, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  639. Lenore

    Texing is addictive, I think! If I was addicted, I wouldn't be able to quit cold turkey! That's the truth and I think that 100 texts are WAY TOO MUCH!!!!

    April 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  640. jism

    i think i could because i rarely text as it is. i find calling people easier because u get information quicker and not everyone can text. my girlfriend not having a cell phone definitely changed my habits so i text less.

    April 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  641. Jared

    I think I could give up texting if I could call people. Texting is easier if your doing nothing, but if your driving calling would be better.

    April 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  642. Tayler

    Texting is very addictive and fun and a great way to communicate. But it can be very dangerous!

    April 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  643. Scott

    Yes it is addicting, espicially to children/teens and if your parents take away there phone i think they wouldnt last a week.

    April 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  644. tabatha

    I think people are putting there life's in danger when they are texting on the phone while they are driving which is not the beat idea in the world and some states have banded textting on the phone while driving which is te best thing they have done now they need to do it in Vermont. some parents give there children cell phones to yearly and they may or may not be to young but it is not a good idea

    April 27, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  645. Savannah

    It's not that texting is addictive, it's just a better and faster way to communicate with people nowadays. More and more phones are coming out with full "qwerty keyboards" and the more people text, the quicker they get. I do think that some people over-text and they prefer it over calling people; however.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:58 am |
  646. Mason

    I believe there is a fine line between communication and addiction. I know many people who I think are addicted to texting. These people text constantly, to everyone, just because they can. Other people I know only text a little. They send messages just to information. But both kinds of texters are texting to communicate with other people. It is a simple, quick way to talk to people/ I may be addictive but I believe the only way to text to much is when you're doing so at unnecessary times, such as during conversations, at the dinner table, and any other situation where you are already using another type of communication.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:04 am |
  647. Paige

    I could NOT stop cold turkey. That would be so hard to do. I always like to talk to my boyfriend through text. I would feel so lost without my cell phone!
    Texting is VERY addicting!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:23 am |
  648. Jessica (:

    I think texting is somewhat addictive. It depends on if you have friends or not basically. If you don’t have anyone to text then it isn’t addictive. I wouldn’t be able to stop texting if I tried.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  649. paige

    i think texting is addictive i think they need to get rid of it for good thats all people care about its stupid i dont text at all anymore and when i did it qwasnt that much.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  650. Kassandra

    I don't think that texting is necessarily addictive. I think it is just a quick way to communicate with other people. It would be hard for some people to go without it, but that doesn't mean they couldn't stop. it would just require some effort.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  651. Sammie

    I think that it can be addictive. I know that personally, I could live without it. Some people seem to always have their phones glued to their hands, but isn't it better to say something to somebodies face then through a 160 character message?

    April 28, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  652. Lindsay:)

    Texting is really addicting. It reall- wait im getting a text.:)<3

    April 28, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  653. Derek

    Texting can be addictive if your bored or something but if you don't really need to it's not hard to find other things to do but I could not live without it.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  654. Max

    I think that the only thing that cell phones should be used for is an emergency. They should be used like a house phone where you just call to talk. The point of a cellular phone is that you can call the police or your parents being away from a phone in an emergency.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  655. sarah

    I think texting is ver addictive. I always text my friends all the time. Its a good and easy way to talk to all your friends. I could probably only last a few days with out texting.
    I can not imagine a life with out texting.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  656. Brian

    I personally don't think texting is really addictive because it is really easy not to text people loose their phones all the time and they don't really care. I personally love texting but i can stop at any point in time but its a choice that i don't. The most i will text in one day is up to 80-90 which really isn't that bad.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  657. Katelyn

    Texting id very addicting. I text my friends and my dad all the time. its a quick easy way to talk to them and communication.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  658. Aiesha

    I think texting is addicting because it's easy. Many teens send thousands of texts per month but probably don't use thousands of minutes. Teens text more than they talk because it involves less emotion and time. You can text "Meet me @ the mall" and send it much quicker than calling the person. Texting is a revolution for communcation but it is a very addicting one!

    April 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  659. taylor

    it may be a little addicting, but nothing to freak over. i mean eventually you'd get over it if your texting was shut off. you may get stressed but it's no big.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  660. Kasey

    I personally think that texting is very addictive. I text a lot myself, and I know from experience that I feel really anxious when I don’t have my phone. I’m always worried someone is going to text me something important and I will miss it! However, I think that for a lot of people texting is just an easier way of communicating and is easier than always having to call. I think whether or not it is addictive depends on different cases.

    April 28, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  661. Ally

    Texting is addicting, because teenagers like to stay in touch with their friends, and texting is fast, easy and simple once you get the hang of it. I'm addicted to texting and send A LOT of texts, I bring my phone with me 24/7, it's a necessity, like underwear.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm |
  662. Steven

    I think texting is addictive iv see other kids texting in class and get there phone taken away.I think if you texting thumb then you texted to much

    April 29, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  663. Galina

    Yes texting can be addicting but everyone does it Its like you can't live with out texting The most text messages i get per day are like 550 text messages. I'm a huge texter and if someone doesn't text me back right away il get a little deperessed

    April 29, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  664. Calli

    I don't think I could ever stop texting. It's a way of communication for me and friends. Texting someone is quicker than a call because you can actually tell people why you need them, when you call sometimes people ignore it. I'd say over five hundred texts a day is way to much. I probably send out over two hundred a day.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
  665. samantha

    yes,i think texting is very addictive. people are losing their intellagence because of it and losing their time to have real life good times and real lols.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  666. melanie

    i think i love texting

    April 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  667. Mattie & Bailey

    I think that texting is very addictive!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  668. Ashley

    Personally I think it is very addictive but some people aren't addictive to texting. Kids always text in class, your telling me thats not addicting?

    April 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  669. Lily

    I think that when a child goes over 2000 texts a month, they pay a peercentage of the bill. Until then, yes texting is addictive and can be unhealthy

    April 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  670. Maeve

    I think texting can be addictive because when I recieve one, I feel like I have to reply. If I don't, then I feel like I'm missing out on something.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  671. Tyler

    I do text a lot but I get my work in do good in school and get good sleep.

    April 30, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  672. Lauren

    Some Kid's Will Talk Too Their Parent's And Say "Hey Mom Can I Get A Cell Phone?". The Parent's Make The Wrong Decision And Give Them The Cell Phone. Cell Phones Are Addictive. When Parents Want A Child Or Teenager Too Do Something They Will Say Later And They Dont Even Do It Later Because They Are Still Texting.

    April 30, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  673. tilman

    i think that if a teen who is 20 or in the teen area they should be ticketed

    April 30, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  674. Raven

    I think texting is addictive because i go threw 200 texts a day! And kids text in class and dont do their homework instead they text their friends.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  675. joey

    OMG I think txting is addictive because my mom txts all day .also kids spend there time on txting when chores should be done or homework.They also plan to go to food stores wich leads to the other blog

    April 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  676. whitney

    I think that texting can not be addictive; it is a form of communication like any other. Texting is a lot faster and easier instead of calling people. Some situations you have to text, like if you need to be quit or sometimes if you’re in a public place. I cant live with out my phone and I text almost all the time. I really don’t understand why people say that texting is bad, or addictive because to me its just another form of communication.

    April 30, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  677. Lily(:

    Texing is very adictivve.
    you reallly got no idea unless your me.
    i got my fone tooken away for two dayss
    i really wennt crazzzy. when i get it tooken awayy
    i startt to feel reallly sad for somme reasonn.
    what if someonne texts me something important
    ill totally miss it.& Pluss Peoplle Its callled Unlimeted
    text messaginnng!!!!!! not no 2000 text a monthhh!!!

    April 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm |
  678. Cory

    I do think texting is somewhat addictive, but easy to live without, there are so many other ways of communicating without even having to actually talk to the person. I text alot, but I'm not addicted. I think people rely on texting too much and find it hard to talk to someone in person.

    April 30, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  679. Ryan

    it can be

    April 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  680. Lilly

    I enjoy texting when I have something short and important to say. I think many people now use it as an advantage for communicating with their friends in a fast way. Phone calls and emails just don't cut it when it comes to America's demanding population.

    April 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  681. paige

    i think yes texting CAN be addicting but really, somtimes its the fastest way to get in touch so im not saying that its bad but that it can be addictive.

    April 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  682. chelsea

    i think that txting might be addictive but they should still do more research on it just to be sure. but yeah i think it could be addictive

    May 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  683. John

    Texting can sometimes be addicting and sometimes dangerous when you are driving while texting

    May 3, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  684. Collin

    Yes, texting is addictive. If you don't have your phone, you start freaking out and feel like you're missing out on everything in the world. It's ok when you have it, but as soon as it's gone you're a wreck, just like tobacco.

    May 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm |
  685. Cally

    i honestly don't think texting is addictive. It is just abbrieveiating words like txting I just make it easier for our poor thumbs 😦

    May 3, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  686. Jaleigh

    YES! I think it is because so many people are doing it these days, including me! I think it is a great way to get in touch with friends and family, but you should use your cell phone safely!

    May 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  687. Shelby

    I say yes... I can't go a day without texting! If i do... i'm NOT in a good mood...

    May 3, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  688. Sam

    I think that texting can be addictive with some people, and it can be just an everyday thing for other people. For example, I just use texting to see what my friends are doing, and to talk to my parents. Some of my friends, however, are constantly texting and it can be very annoying sometimes. It can go either way, and if you use it for the right reasons, texting is perfectly okay!

    May 3, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  689. Allura

    It's not addictive but if your in a car and texting at the same time then your addict to texting u could stop just for a while is not like that person is gonna hate you if you dont text back quick

    May 3, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
  690. Elizabeth-Maria

    I think while u send texts to a lot of friends, they reply you, and then the friends tell their friends your number, then on on on on and on. Then you get more texts, so you keep on texting and texting.It's addicting. It's not good for your eyes and brain, too. Parents should get a limited texting amount plan for their children. I know what being addicted to texting is. After I lost my phone forever because I got caught in the middle of the night, I realized that I really was addicted even though I didn't think I was. So, main conclusion, think about it, and you've gotta reaallly realize that your addicted, too.

    May 3, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  691. Cameron

    It wouldn't bother me that much to quit texting. I think too many text would be 15,000 text a week.

    May 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  692. Teia

    I don't know how some people think texting is addictive, I NEVER start up a text conversation, other than that, I honestly don't realy like texting...

    May 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  693. April

    I think texting is addictive and i don't even have a cell phone but Ido see my friends doing it all the time at school,home,etc... it just makes no sense!!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  694. sydney

    more than 100 is still way too much and bad for you

    May 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  695. Maddie

    I don't think that texting is addictive, but I do think that it's pointless. I mean, if you really need to tell someone something – call them! Or do it the "old-fashioned way" talk to them! I think it is a good way to communicate if someone is dying or whatever, but I think it's absurd that people will let their grades fall just so they can say "What's up?" to their boyfriend at 3am.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  696. Lauren

    i think texting is very addictive. i see people do it at school a lot and last time i checked we are at school to learn not to text. i dont even think there is a reason for texting. i think that phones should be only for emergengy's only.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  697. Sean

    I don't think texting is addictive unless you are having a conversation with someone and you ask them a question you want to know the
    awnser to. That is when I wait to do anything until I get a reply.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  698. guera

    i dnt thnk txtg is adicting..i jst thnk its a habit..tht ppl get

    May 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  699. nely

    i think that txt is an addiction because everybody that has an emergency or that they are to busy to talk they send a message.
    and also if you don't really wan to talk to someone and you need something for them you just text them and thats better and fast for communicate so i think this is some of the reasons what people said is addictive.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  700. Anonymous

    i think the doctor they said the true because all the people is in the cellin the car then car they cancrash when they tex they lost the contro

    May 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  701. Torii

    I think most teens are very addicted to texting and even text during class, they can't leave their phone home for one day without being upset about it. I don't think texting is as bad as a facebook addiction because you might just text your mom to ask something and facebook is just pointless.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  702. alejandro

    I think the doctor said the true because most all people tex in the car then they lost the contor in the they can crash

    May 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  703. ally

    i think that it is addictive. but parents should be in charge of that.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
  704. Leila

    Texting is very addictive. As a kid i would know. Not only is it a way of communication it is a quick, fun, and quiet way. But it can be bad too. Children.teens, and adults really need to slow down on the texts. If you r driving that just might save your life! :O

    May 5, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  705. Grace

    I have been addicted to my phone for a while. I have lost interest in the rest of the world, and now the center of my universe is my phone. I defiantly think texting is addictive.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  706. Lauren

    Texting! My mom hates texting, but i love it! its a quick easy way to catch up with ur friends. so my answer is yes.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  707. Rachel

    I think texting is very addictive. People do it all day and they even text about nothing. They just text to text. I've even heard people say 'I need to text somebody. I haven't texted all day.' I, myself have even said that once or twice. I feel that texting is fun and relaxing. Texting my friends throughout the day puts me in a good mood. It's kind of like cigarettes to certain people. Some people find cigarettes relaxing and need them 24/7. That's the same for texting for a lot of people. I don't think there is any limit to texting.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  708. John

    I Think That texting is addctive beause when me and my parents go to town i look to see how many people text and a whole bunch of people text. one time when i went i seen 20 drivers text and a whole bunch of passengers texting. I even text to, it just the way some of us young people do to talk to our friends.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  709. Bethany

    I'm not a big texter at all, so it's really not a big deal to me, however, both of my sisters seem to be addicted and I think it's really annoying. My older sister texts and drives which is very dangerous and my younger sister acts like she cannot go a day without texting. I think texting is a problem and people should learn to text at aproppiate times and not while driving or while visiting family.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  710. adam

    i myself am not a big texter. but now a days if you blow your nose to much your addicted to it. i dont think people should be texting behind the wheel. but changing the radio or talking to a passenger can cause a wreck.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  711. mark

    I think texting is addictive and it should be limited in young adults, all i ever see is kids texting these days. you can be having a conversation with a friend and he'll start texting etc. thats all you see now is kids texting everywhere you go and especially while driving.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  712. Megan

    I think texting is addictive to a point. It may not affect a person's physical health, but it can be harmful in other ways, like when driving or when it becomes a main form of communication for relationships. Other than that, texting isn't really bad. It can come in handy, it's fast and sometimes necessary if you can't make a phone call.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  713. Cody

    I think that texting is addictive for some people. Just like facebook and other networks like that. I find that all the social networks (facebook, myspace, etc) are more ridicoulus than texting. I think that texting does cause a lot of problems and should be controlled some what. Then again, in some communities there should be a bigger concern about teens drinking but thats not the case. They worry about texting and driving. So i think that sometimes texting is made out to be a bigger deal than what is should be, but in the same hand, im not saying that texting isnt a big deal. Because, obviously it is a huge factor in everyones life.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  714. Melissa

    I think if I absolutley had to quit "cold turkey" then I would. I know it would be very difficult because I have had my phone for a long time and am used to being able to use it whenever I wanted. I do not text and drive though, not only because it would be illegal but because I know that it is so dangerous to do. There are many people that I know might have an addiction to texting and I am glad I am not one of them. I could definetly put the phone down cold turkey.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  715. wesley

    i dont bleave in addiction so no i dont think that txtg is addicting but there are people who txt way to much if u txt so much that u r willing to put your and other peoples lives in danger by doing it while ur driving i think u should have ur phone taken and smashed

    May 6, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  716. Jillian

    If you have to use an unlimited text plan thats too many. It's sad when someone text more than they talk to someone. Texting can cut into all kinds of family time and school time as well. Parents shouldn't compromise with their children by giving them unlimited texting plans if they go over their messages make them pay it off giving them that freedom doesn't build any future character.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  717. Lindsey

    There is absolutely no way that I could quit texting. Its basically the only way I talk to my boyfriend besides when I see him in person. I kind of have a continuous conversation with him and everyone else all day, everyday. I text everywhere: at school, at work, day, night, any where except when I'm driving. Texting and driving kills people!!

    May 6, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  718. Batman

    i love to text, but if i need to stop, i can. i do not think it is addictive.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  719. Jacob

    I think that texting can be addictive but you should never txt while driving

    May 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  720. adam

    i think texting can be addicting but i think that it should be illegal to bully by texting

    May 6, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  721. dr. dan

    i love texting but i know when to stop and i think people bully people to much when the text

    May 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  722. mr. Man

    i think texting is addictive

    May 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  723. ashley

    i do think texting is addictive even though i do not have a phone but in school you see texts and i text on my friends phone. and i see it on the roads

    May 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  724. Danielle

    I don't think that texting is addictive at all. It can get really annoying when someone texts you, and it just keeps going back and forth. It's ridiculous how people text while driving. I'd rather just pick up the phone and call someone directly!

    May 7, 2010 at 1:17 am |
  725. Hannah

    I think texting is a good way to communicate! As long as it's not in school! I also dont think texting is addictive!

    May 7, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  726. Jennifer

    I like texting! Espeacially my friend Abby! 🙂 I LOVE YOU ABBY!!

    May 7, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  727. Taylor

    I do not think that texting is addicting. Everyone only does it because it is the easiest and most popular way to communicate with others. I think I could stop texting anytime id want to, only if no one else texted either. I don’t think there is a limit to how many texts a person should send. TEXTING IS NOT A PROBLEM.

    May 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm |
  728. Kaitlyn

    I do believe that texting is addictive because when I text, I can't stop texting. Texting is something to do and lots of people do that. It's a way to communicate with your friends and for you to keep in touch with them. Kids text during class, at the mall, where ever they are you can see teens texting. In conclusion, texting is an addictive act.

    May 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  729. ajh

    I do not think texting is addictive because it's just a way to communicate with your friends and family. There is a problem when people go over, and they have to pay extra. Or they start liking texting more than socializing with family and friends.

    May 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  730. Ashley

    i don't text but i seen my friends and i think it's addictive because when i see them i can't get them away from their cell phone

    May 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  731. Majed

    Texting is not addictive,just a fun way to communicate. Even if it (texting) is addicting, the government has no right to "cancel" texting, and parents won't care much for this theory because it does not harm their children in any way.

    May 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  732. Emma

    Although, i very much like to text, i like texting but do not find it addictive. It is easy to control if you know how to.

    May 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  733. geona

    i think teenagers text way to much n needs 2 spend more time out in ur world instead of texting all day it can ruin ur eyes doing that plus u can also get stolen if u keep ur eyes on that phone ☻♥☺:)

    May 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  734. Megan

    It IS true that some teens get a little to attached to texting but that's not to say that's all of us, but it can be dangerous like texting while driving or riding a bike, but it isn't just teenagers, my mother lost her phone and didn't text for 4 days straight i though she was going to go crazy! and not being able to have them in school should only be a rule if a teacher has it away also, because my teachers have theirs out all the time.

    May 8, 2010 at 3:02 am |
  735. Jazzmyn

    there are never TOO many text messages! i dont think it is adictive cuz my cell recently broke and all i can see is a black srcean and i can only make call but yeahhh it kinda sucks without texting!!!! 😦

    May 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  736. Rachael

    I want to say yes, but I don't really know. Texting is so much easier to use than talking to someone over the phone, and it's more convienent.

    May 9, 2010 at 8:46 am |
  737. Kelsey

    I could not stop if my life depended on it. I do more than 1,000 a week. Thank the lord that my dad has unlimited texting. 🙂

    May 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  738. mason

    I text a lot but not enough to be called addictive.

    May 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  739. Price

    To me, texting can be addictive, but that doesn't mean it should be banned. If you don't text to much, (say, once or twice a month) it doesn't addict. The average teen-ager doesn't spend enough time outside or active.

    May 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  740. Lauren

    I think texting is concidered an addiction. i personally can't function right with out texting and that is sad to say but true. Texting literally kills, especially while driving or things like that. Many people think o well its just something that careless teenagers do, well that is not true i know MANY of adults and people who text more than i do!! and i text A LOT. so yes i would concider texting an addiction.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  741. John

    I think Texting is addicting. 🙂 i would die if there was no texting 😛 xD lolz.Its is easier then talking on a phone.☻♥☺:)

    May 11, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  742. stevie

    now that i see that everyone texting and i know what it can do to you. when i see people with phonesi want one, now i do not want one.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  743. Caitie

    Texting is SUPER addictive and i can prove it before i used to text like over 150 everyday but i have taken it down a notch. It gets boring after a while and you relize that it isnt so hard to let it go.

    May 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm |
  744. Brianna

    Texting is addictive, very addictive. For some people, its their life. I've known people who never stop texting, they even text while they're sleeping! I'm not a big texter, but i do text my friends when i'm bored.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  745. Mira

    I text my friends to keep in touch and talk because we are girls and we want to talk. We are not able to visibly see each other so we text. I think that sometimes we do text to much.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  746. Samuel

    Texting is addictive. I text, but not a lot. I could put it down if I wanted to. It is pointless to text, when you could just have a phone call.

    May 12, 2010 at 8:22 am |
  747. Aaron

    Texting is good and bad in ways. Texting is good because when people are on the phone talking they say something several times to get the point across. If you text the problem to the person he will get it and he could look at the text as many times they want. Its bad because it can cause distractions.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm |
  748. Amanda

    I think that I could stop texting, but I wouldn't like to. I text a lot but texting is not the only way to communicate so I think i could live without texting.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm |
  749. John

    i do think its kind of addicting because i used to text 24/7 all day even when I'm eating but I soon got over it. It might not be addictive to some people but its a way of talking to your friends without people hearing u talk about it. But you can always read the texts you sent or receive. Another bad thing about texts are that you use "text language" like u, cuz, and etc...

    May 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm |
  750. bob

    i do not think texting is addictive i just think that it is easier and faster than calling someone. it is easier to have a conversation with texting then calling

    May 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  751. Likhitha

    I think texting is kind of addicting because I would be the same person that I'm right now if there wasn't any texting.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  752. lucy

    well i have to say that im kinda addicted to texting. i only text about 25 texts a day thats not bad right!(:(:(:(:

    May 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  753. Mohamed

    no, it's just an another way to talk

    May 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  754. Brianna

    I think that texting is another way of communication just like everything else, yes people do text too much but sometimes it's faster than calling that person just to tell them one little thing when you can just text it to them. So there is no limit on texting, unless you don't pay for it.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  755. moises

    i think school should let us text our freinds

    May 13, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  756. Tiffany

    Just because teenagers text dont mean that they addicting to it. It a way to keep up with friends and some teenagers cant call because they might not have the plan to do that. SO they substituted it with texting.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  757. Emma

    Sometimes. It depends how much time you spend on your cell phone, and if you leave it only every hour to catch texts sent to you 24/7.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  758. Rayray

    no, text is not addictive. you choose to text, if there is no one to text, you wont be texting.

    May 14, 2010 at 8:16 am |
  759. Rita

    i disagree with that because i can stop texting when i know the enviroment t i'm in it's not appropriate.People need to know where and when to text.

    May 14, 2010 at 8:17 am |
  760. Rayray

    texting is not addictive. if there is no one to text, you wont be texting.

    May 14, 2010 at 8:24 am |
  761. Sara

    I think texting is addictive because once you start doing it you will realize that its alot easier, and you will want to do it more often.

    May 14, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  762. Anounymous

    I believe that I can quit texting anytime, anywhere

    May 14, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  763. Meka

    I think it is

    May 14, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  764. Remone

    No, because txting is a form of speech; not a drug.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:01 am |
  765. Ametrias

    I think texting is ok for things like trying to stay in contact with oTher people such as friends and family. To much texting can get addictive but you should no when to stop. I say 50-100 text messages is to much

    May 14, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  766. Courtney

    Texting is only addictive if you let yourself be. Everyone can control themselves. and not everyone absolutly needs a cellphone. It just areliable aspect.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  767. Dale

    No because it is a form of talking.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:05 am |
  768. Daouda

    No because it's a way of talking to people almost like comunication but just in writing

    May 14, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  769. Diamond

    No, I don't think texting is addictive. When you text it's just a regular conversation, as if you were talking on the phone. Texting is not a drug! If texting is addictive then so is talking on the phone; right? People text a lot, but it's just an easier way to communicate. It may be an everyday thing for some people, but seriously you can control texting. (:

    May 14, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  770. James

    I don't think texting is addicting. I think this is a easy way to just talk to your friends and family.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:10 am |
  771. Matt

    I think calling people is better than texting because that way you don't have to wait for the other person to text you back.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  772. melanie

    i have a phone but i am getting a new one my dad gets me a phone because incase of a emergencie but i text alot i brock my phone befor because i text alot so my keys got damged

    May 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  773. Mahoghany

    Textinq ihS verii addictinq dhIS ihS how iText 😛

    May 14, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  774. Joy

    Lots of people love texting.It's like talking without moving your mouth.
    It could be addicting for alot of people.I like writing on paper.
    Be careful! You don't want to waste our time on a computer or a phone!

    May 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm |
  775. Justin

    yes it is. =D

    May 17, 2010 at 9:04 am |
  776. Kyle

    Texting isn't addictive to me because I don't have a phone, but for the people who have a phone and can't or don't want to talk face-to-face texting may be addictive beacuse now they can chat without meeting each other. Anyway, texting is stupid because it would only take about 5-10 minutes to go to your friends house to talk.

    May 17, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  777. Kharielle

    No. I text all the time 24/7 also I have a twitter that I update everyday. This doesn't ever interfere with the way that I write. Also I know that I can stop anytime.

    May 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
  778. emily

    i think texting is addicting sometimes i am on my phone all night!!! ❤ 🙂

    May 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  779. Katie

    ...I personally Hate texting and the phone for that matter, and every second of every day, (or so it seems,) my friends are texting their friends sometimes when their right next to eachother. I think it is really annoying, and for the most part rude, especially during class when students have their bookbags on their desks, trying to hide their phones from their teachers. Its a bad addictive habbit, although I think kids have the will power to stop but instead alot of the time choose to be rude.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  780. Peter

    I defiantly could quit texting easily because in the past 6 months i've had my phone for maybe 2 1/2 months because its been taken away on and off and I didn't mind because I didn't have to worry about answering calls or texts. So its easy to quit texting, but sometimes all you need is a little push.

    May 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  781. yaritza

    i think texting is addicting because some people spend up to the whole day texting and then they do bad in school

    May 18, 2010 at 12:05 am |
  782. Jordyn

    Yes texting is addictive, but i believe that anyone can quit. It is a means of communication but you have to be careful how involved you are in texting and how involved you are with your friends and family. There is a difference between talking to your friends through texting and actually hanging out with them.

    May 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  783. Jayla

    txting is so fun i love it i txt my friends and everyone i know it is so fun txting personoly txting is the only thing i do my godsister even trys to txtx me on her play cellphone 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉

    May 19, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  784. Daijahna

    I don't think texting is addictive I KNOW TEXTING is addictive because every day i get my phone out from my book bag and txt through the day. I also think that texting your friends about thing tha go on actually can make what happened just goes away.lol 🙂

    May 19, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  785. Gina

    It's very addicting because sometimes you just have to see what your friends or family are trying to tell you in a text message and it takes time away from you when your busy doing you homework or anything else.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:10 am |