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The text effect - how texting could derail your teen's social development

The text effect - how texting could derail your teen's social development

CREATED Feb 18, 2013

Reporter: Cory Marshall

TUCSON(KGUN9-TV) - It's a world adults are trying to grasp and today's teens have been born into.

For teens, talking on the phone usually means texting. But could too much texting derail a child's social development? 

 “Adolescence is a time when ideally kids are learning good social judgment and how to relate to other people and forming their sense of self. Excessive technology use can get in the way of that,” Clinical Psychologist Dr. John Rosegrant told 9OYS.

Nine On Your Side sits down with the experts tonight at 10:00. Parents pay attention -- the answer might surprise you.