Teenage girls and boys do not text in the same way according to a new study.
Read: To text or not to text
Here’s how they differ:
- Boys text to get and receive information. Girls text to connect with people.
- Girls are more likely to be compulsive texters even though they text, on average, the same amount as boys.
- Compulsive texting in girls is more likely to affect their academic performance than compulsive texting in boys.
- Girls are more prone to negative emotions and texting experiences.
Scientific American: Teen Texting