There will be consequences for your actions.
This is a message that a 16 year-old girl and 15 year-old girl have now received as they were arrested for their text messages. They are arrested in connection with a hit list text message that circulated among students last week at Ed White High School in Duval County.
The teen girls are charged with sending notes threatening to kill 10 fellow students. The text threats targeted students by nicknames and the neighborhood they lived in, according to the police reports.
Schools are sending a strong message to teens and kids that believe texting can be a world of free speech, you will be held accountable.
According to News4Jax, parents at the school said last week they were worried about the text threats. Last year, a student at Raines High School was shot after his name ended up on a text hit list. School officials said they don’t want to see copycat crimes, and that is why they are cracking down on these girls.
Both of these girls are facing felony charges.
PEW Research Center released a report last April, among all teens, their frequency of use of texting has now overtaken the frequency of every other common form of interaction with their friends.
In the research it also showed girls are more active texters.
Girls more fully embrace most aspects of cell phone-based communication.
As we see with other communicative technologies and applications, girls are more likely than boys to use both text messaging and voice calling and are likely to do each more frequently.
- Girls typically send and receive 80 texts a day; boys send and receive 30.
- 86% of girls text message friends several times a day; 64% of boys do the same.
- 59% of girls call friends on their cell phone every day; 42% of boys call friends daily on their cell phone daily.
Girls are also more likely than boys to text for social reasons, to text privately and to text about school work.
- 59% of girls text several times a day to “just say hello and chat”; 42% of boys do so.
- 84% of girls have long text exchanges on personal matters; 67% of boys have similar exchanges.
- 76% of girls text about school work, while 64% of boys text about school.
Be an educated parent, you will have safer teens.