Pew Research Statistics on Child and Teen Texting Habits from 2010
Spy Phone at October 1, 2019
Daily text messaging by teens to friends has increased rapidly since early 2008. Some 38% of teens were daily texters in February 2008, and that has risen to 54% of teens who use text daily in September 2009. Of the 75% of teens who own cell phones, 87% use text messaging at least occasionally. Among those texters:
Half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, or 1,500 texts a month, and one in three send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month.
15% of teens who are texters send more than 200 texts a day, or more than 6,000 texts a month. Boys typically send and receive 30 texts a day; girls typically send and receive 80 messages per day. Teen texters ages 12-13 typically send and receive 20 texts a day. 14-17 year-old texters typically send and receive 60 text messages a day. Older girls who text are the most active, with 14-17 year-old girls typically sending 100 or more messages a day or more than 3,000 texts a month. However, while many teens are avid texters, a substantial minority are not. One-fifth of teen texters (22%) send and receive just 1-10 texts a day or 30-300 a month.