Research + News | Topic: Text Messaging

Teens Are Downloading Jott Like Crazy

A white-hot new app for instant messaging, Jott has nearly 500,000 monthly users and one million app installs after just three months on the market, and most of them are teens. Read the full article here.

Here’s How Half a Million U.S. Teens are Texting Without a Data Plan

Jott, a new mobile messaging app that allows users to text with a data plan is been gaining steam among teens. Read more about it here.

Snapchat and 7 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love

Capturing and posting casual moments might lead to oversharing and other consequences. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.

Brutally Honest: How to Keep Your Teens from Texting and Driving

What we do as parents can definitely impact our teen drivers. Watch the video and read the article here.

Teen Texting Terms You Should Know

Yahoo! provides parents with a few texting terms they might want to familiarize themselves with. View the video and read the article here.

Study: Parents Worse Than Teens at Texting While Driving

A new study shows that the older a person gets, the more dangerous they are if they are driving while texting. Read the article here.

Driver in Fatal 85-MPH Crash was on Facebook

A young North Dakota woman charged with killing an 89-year-old great-grandmother was on Facebook on her phone when crash occurred. Read the story here.

Who Are Those Distracted Teen Drivers Calling and Texting? Often, Mom or Dad

Up to half of teens talking on cellphones while driving are speaking with their mother or father, according to new research. Read the article here.

Texting Improves Link Between Sick Teens and Doctors

Adolescents with chronic diseases who were allowed to text their doctors were better equipped to manage their own healthcare and more likely to request help at the first sign of problems, a new study found. Read the full story here.

7 Dangerous Apps that Parents Need to Know About

A look into some of the scariest apps for your kids. Read the article here.