Research + News | Topic: Texting

Teens And Texts: Suicide Case Exposes Risks Of Meessaging

Teens face particular vulnerabilities when communicating via text message, experts say. Read the article here.

Sneaky Teen Texting Codes: What They Mean, When To Worry

Columnist Jennifer Jolly has tips on what they mean, when to be alarmed and when not to worry about texting codes. Read the article here.

Two Utah Boys Plotted To Killer Girl Over “Annoying” Snapchat Messages

The alleged shooter said he became annoyed with the victim texting and contacting him through the messaging app Snapchat. Read the article here.

13 Important Teen Texting Terms Decoded for Middle-Aged Parents

When your kid texts ‘143,’ should you be alarmed? Read the article here.

Parents Advised To Be On Watch For Teens’ Texting Codes

If you want to know what your kids are texting about, sometimes reading the message is not enough. Read the article here.

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.

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.

Kids Who Text and Watch TV Simultaneously Likely To Underperform At School

The more time teenagers spend splitting their attention between various devices such as their phones, video games or TV, the lower their test scores in math and English tend to be. Read the article here.

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.

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.