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Parents Just Don't Understand
We have to confess that referencing a study conducted by a major phone maker about text messaging is like referencing a drug study paid for by a drug company—but with that caveat in mind, the information is still pretty interesting.
While many parents may feel disconnected from their teens because of technology, Samsung’s survey shows that 53% of the teens surveyed said that text messaging had improved their relationship with their parents. Half of the parents (51%) said the same. It seems that sending digital messages means that the two groups are communicating more often.
While it’s admirable that parents and teens are bridging the gap across the technological divide, we hope that parents and teens are, like, you know, talking to each other. Do you have teens? Tell us how you take steps to improve your relationship. [Digital Trends]