Research + News | Topic: Text Messaging

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.

Teenagers ‘More Confident Talking to Each Other via Smartphones than Face-to-Face’

Half of teenagers are more confident expressing themselves over text or social media than a traditional face to face conversation. Read the article here.

SnapChat Rolls out Text, Video Messaging

Snapchat is expanding into the arena of texting and video messaging. Read the article here.

Teens Dropping Social Nets for Social Apps

Survey data suggests teen are leaving social networks like Facebook in favor of social apps. Read the article here.

#Unplug: The Complete, Printable Guide

Step-by-step instructions for ditching your devices and havigating the world without an Internet connection. Read the full story here.

Feds Launch New PSA to Warn Teens Not to Text and Drive

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new national campaign to warn motorists of the dangers of distracted driving. Read the article here.

6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets

Capturing and posting casual moments seems consequence-free. But, of course, it’s not. Read the full story here.

Seeking Privacy, Teens Turns to Anonymous-Messaging Apps

Students are turning to messaging apps that allow their identity to remain anonymous. Read the article here.

Teens’ Secret Cyber Slang Revealed

Some of the messages you find on your child’s cell phone might not have you LOL, a video from USAToday.com. See the video here.