The normal American adolescent sends an average of over one hundred SMS text messages every single day. A shocking 20 % of youth say they have sent or posted nude or seminude ‘zexting’ images, possibly an illegal zex crime. 80% of all motor vehicle crashes in the US involve preoccupied motorists, taking the lives of thousands of teenagers annually.
Recently a handful of software developers have released ?spyware? for mobile phones. Cell phone monitoring software records SMS text messages, mobile phone GPS location, Websites Visited, sent and received cell phone activity logs information and sends the information to a web secure account where users can login and read it, and also search content for words and phrases and data strings such as phone numbers.
Smartphones are the mobile phones with computer-like capabilities. Trade names like BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android, Nokia Symbian ? all have spyphone software for sale. Spy Call and Call Intercept cell phone tapping require GSM networks. Over three million smartphones a month are sold in the US and Canada, and sales are approaching one hundred and fifty million sold per year worldwide.
A recently published study from The Nielsen Company (Nielsen, the same people that do TV research) and the Pew Research Center show several factors that are causing concern for parents and guardians. These topics also constitute an opportunity for solution developers. There is a rise in the number of young people that own cell phones, the amount of SMS text messaging they do, and more troubling the number of young people that are occupied with ?sexting? ? the sending of potentially illegal sexual explicit images or text messages from mobile phones.
Published in a study from market researchers The Nielsen Company (blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/under-aged-texting-usage-and-actual-cost/) American teenagers send an undreamed of average of ten text messages every hour that they are not in school or sleeping ? and most likely a lot during school too. Teens were interviewed and gave Amanda Lenhart, Senior Research Specialist and author of the report various explanations surrounding the motivation to participate in zexting. These included the researcher?s interpretation that ??zexually suggestive images had become a form of relationship currency,?; that zexting images ?? are shared as a part of or instead of zexual activity,? and that SMS text message zexting is a way of establishing a relationship. Sensitive images are also passed along to friends ?? for their entertainment value, as a joke, or for fun.?