Today's texting teenagers learn less than ideal habits from their email-obsessed parents.

This article titled “Aspen Ideas Festival: ‘Put your damn phone down’ say social media gurus” was written by Richard Adams, for guardian.co.uk on Saturday 2nd July 2011 01.02 UTC

You want horror stories about modern digital technology and its effect on society? There’s the teenagers who sleep with their phones. The girl who texts in the shower using a plastic bag. The constant emailing and posting of Facebook updates during breakfast and dinner.

Society can’t escape unscathed by the emergence of a generation of children who are using mobile phones long before they had drivers licences, and can regularly send upwards of 3,000 text messages a month.

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