Talk about dropped calls...
Okay, so you don't take calls during class, but do you text during class? According to a recent study, "43 percent of teens ages 13-17 say they text in class, and of that group, 17 percent of them say they do it constantly."
But, you say, texting is just a high school phenomena? Wrong. Another study shows that the 18-24 age group sends an average of 1,630 texts per month, or three per hour. The college students polled said professors would be shocked to learn how much texting occurs.
First, some statistics: 95 percent of those college students surveyed say they bring their phones to class every day. Ninety-one percent admitted to using their phones to text during class, and about half said it's easy to get away with texting unnoticed by the professor. And even though a quarter of those surveyed said that texting presents a major distraction during class, over half believe they should be allowed to text if they don't disturb others.Texting during an exam? Hmmmm. Here's my response.
And, a shocking 10 percent of respondents have sent a text during an exam.
How would you feel if you were giving a presentation and one of your peers texted through the whole thing?