Research + News | Topic: Texting

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.

Social Media Affecting Teens’ Concepts of Friendship, Intimacy

Young people feel socially supported by having large networks of on-line friends they may never see. Read the full story 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.

‘Fear of Missing Something’ Drives Home Screen Alert Usage

Smartphone users pick up their phones nearly 100 times per day. Read the research here.

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.

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.

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.

Texting While Parenting: Can It Wait?

Common Sense Media suggests that smartphone rules are for parents, too. Read the full article here.