Research + News | Topic: Text Messaging
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.
Oct 24, 2012
Sleepiness from Round-the-Clock Texting Hurting Teens, Doctors Say
Round-the-clock communication is taking its toll on teenagers and experts say the problem stems from smartphones and tablets. Read the full article here.
Sep 18, 2012
Sexually Explicit Cell Phone Messaging Associated With Sexual Risk Among Adolescents
Research published in Pediatrics, the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Download the article as a .pdf here.
Aug 7, 2012
Distractions Come Naturally To Teenage Drivers
NPR’s Health Blog takes a look at distracted driving and how teens are at risk. Read the full article here.