Research + News | Topic: Texting

Bedtime Texting May Be Hazardous To Teens’ Health

Many American teens text in bed, leading to lost sleep, daytime drowsiness and poorer school performance, a new study says.

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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.

The Acronyms Teens Really Use On Social Media

Kelly Wallace, of CNN, talks to teens to find out what acronyms that are really using online. Read the article here.

Texts Reveal Teen’s Efforts to Pressure Boyfriend Into Suicide

Michelle Carter faces manslaughter charges in juvenile court in Massachusetts after text messages revealed she encouraged her boyfriend to commit suicide. Read the article here.

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.

The App Addicted Teen [Infographic]

Youth Specialties offers us a look at The Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen in the helpful form of an infographic. View it 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.