HUFFINGTON POST
10/27/2011 10:34 am ET Updated Dec 27, 2011

Excessive Texting: Top 10 Dangers You Might Not Know

About 75 percent of 12-17 year-olds in America own a cell phone. Half of them send 50 or more text messages a day, and one-third send more than 100 text messages daily. Texting's popular -- but you knew that, of course.

What you might not know are the potential dangers associated with being glued to your phone 24/7 (and we're not just talking accidentally sending "I'm busty" instead of "I'm busy" to your crush... though that counts, too).

Below are the top 10 biggest texting dangers you should be aware of before entering into your next 24-hour texting spree. Do you have any dangers to add or personal texting-trauma stories to share? Sound off in the comments below.

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