American Teens Say Texting is Favorite Way to Communicate
Last week, using its SMS text-messaging service, ChaCha asked nearly 1500 teen and young adult users: "What's your favorite way to communicate?" Their answers showed over two thirds of the time their preference was to text.
This data from a user group community of teens using cell phones is correlated by the findings by Pew Research Center (see http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/14--Teens-and-Mobile-Phones-Data-Memo.aspx )
American safety advocates, concerned about the dangers of texting while driving, have enjoyed a boost from an unlikely source: the chief constable of Gwent, a small county in southeast Wales.
The Gwent Police Department produced a film on the subject to be shown in Welsh schools this fall. And with zero promotion by the police, a gory, explicit four-minute excerpt from the film went viral and has been viewed more than four million times on YouTube and other sites.
An Article by the British Columbia, Canada. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General