Research + News | Topic: Text Messaging
Sep 24, 2013
BrdsNBz Service Lets Teens Text Sex Questions to a Hotline
A free texting service has launched where health experts respond to sex-related questions within 24 hours. Read the full article here.
Sep 20, 2013
Texting Accounts for 39% of Distracted Walking Among Teens
A recent study from Safe Kids Worldwide states that many teens cross the street while texting. Read the full article here.
Sep 17, 2013
Want A Response From Your Teen? Text, Don’t Call
Teens find texting both faster and easier than voice calls, sending or receiving more than 3,300 texts a month. Read the full article here.
May 17, 2013
Teens Who Text and Drive Take Even More Risks
More than 4 in 10 teens admit to texting while driving, and those that do are more likely to engage in other risks while driving. Read the full article here.
Mar 21, 2013
Texting While Parenting: Can It Wait?
Common Sense Media suggests that smartphone rules are for parents, too. Read the full article here.
Mar 21, 2013
Sexting Habits of Teens
Sending digital, sexually explicit material – otherwise known as sexting – is on the rise. Read the full article here.
Mar 19, 2013
CDC: 1 in 3 U.S. Drivers Read or Send Texts, Emails
CDC research shows that 31 percent of drivers are texting behind the wheel. Read the article here.
Jan 31, 2013
Teens Say Okay to Getting Health Info in Texts
Researchers find that teens are open to receiving health-related texts, especially if the information presented is interactive and includes links or quizzes. Read the full article here.
Jan 11, 2013
Snapchat App Has Parents of Teens Concerned
New photo-sharing app Snapchat has become highly popular among teens, but it’s raising concern among parents that it may be offering teens a false sense of security about sending compromising photos. Watch the video report here.
Dec 13, 2012
Teens Text More While Driving Than Parents Think
A new study suggests that teenagers are 26 times more likely to send text messages while driving than their parents expect. Read the full article here.