quote: A new study by Case Western Reserve School of Medicine says that teens who have a pulse are more likely to engage in all sorts of risky behaviors
quote: "A new study by Case Western Reserve School of Medicine says that teens who have friends are more likely to engage in all sorts of risky behaviors."
quote: States Scott Frank, lead researcher on the study, "The startling results of this study suggest that when left unchecked texting and other widely popular methods of staying connected can have dangerous health effects on teenagers. This should be a wake-up call for parents to not only help their children stay safe by not texting and driving, but by discouraging excessive use of the cell phone or social websites in general."
quote: how exactly does one become a "lead researcher" and not know the difference between correlation and causation?
quote: ...claims that texting pretty much is the root of all teenage evil.
quote: Identify demographic characteristics of teens involved with hyper-texting and hyper-networking
quote: He [Frank] also cautioned, however, that the study "does not demonstrate cause and effect." "We are not saying texting causes these behaviors," he stressed. "We can recognize that these kinds of connections ... may be facilitating or enabling these kinds of behaviors, but we certainly can't think of (the online connections) as causing them."
quote: when left unchecked texting and other widely popular methods of staying connected can have dangerous health effects on teenagers.
quote: Only that those teens who participate in the stated behaviors might also text/social network excessively.
quote: According to the study heavy social networking -- which approximately 11.5 percent of teens engage in -- is almost as bad. The hyper-networkers are:79 percent more likely to have tried alcohol69 percent more likely to binge drink62 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes84 percent more likely to try illegal drugs69 percent more likely to have sex60 percent more likely to have sex with 4 or more partners94 percent more likely to get in a physical fight
quote: So in other words:1) Teens who show signs of addiction (and lack of parental guidance/intervention) are more likely to also be addicted to other things2) Teens who are self-absorbed enough to take social networks seriously are also more likely to be overemotional douches who cause physical confrontations.
quote: That is a huge time waste.
quote: Probably about to go get high, drink some booze, have promiscuous sex, and then get in a fist fight ...
quote: Three and a half times more likely to have sex
quote: 90 percent more likely to have sex with 4 or more partners