Research + News | Topic: Text Messaging
Dec 13, 2016
13 Important Teen Texting Terms Decoded for Middle-Aged Parents
When your kid texts ‘143,’ should you be alarmed? Read the article here.
Oct 6, 2016
It’s Good To Talk? Actually, No, I’ll Send You A Message, Say Mobile Phone Users
Almost one in three respondents in a major survey claimed they had not made any standard voice calls on their handsets in the last week. Read the article here.
Aug 31, 2016
Bots, Gifs, and Emojis: How Teens Communicate in the Digital Era
The promise of technology has always been to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Once upon a time, this meant microwaves and remote controls, but now digital tools can cut just about every corner, including those involving communication. Read the full article here.
May 13, 2016
Text vs. Talk Gets Millennials’ Attention
According to a recent OpenMarket nationwide survey polling millennials on their communication preferences, millennials have an overwhelming affinity for texting. Read the article here.
Mar 25, 2016
Snapchat, Kik and 6 More Iffy Messaging Apps Teens Love
Common Sense Media discusses new apps that give teens lots more opportunities to overshare (or worse). Read the article here.
Feb 22, 2016
Don’t Let Your Teenager Be The Next Kik Victim
Smartphone app popular among younger teens, Kik Messenger is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Read the article here.
Oct 19, 2015
Compulsive Texting Takes Toll on Teenagers
Youngsters who check their phones continually, snap if you interrupt them and are so preoccupied with texting that they skip sleep and don’t get their work done may be compulsive texters.
Read the article here.
Oct 14, 2015
SOS Via SMS: Help for Suicidal Teens is a Text Message Away
With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation and more for text messaging, suicide prevention organizations are setting up ways that let distraught youths seek help that way. Read the article here.
Oct 7, 2015
Compulsive Texting Associated With Poorer School Performance Among Adolescent Girls
Teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Read the full article here.
Jun 22, 2015
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.