Research + News | Topic: Texting
Apr 3, 2014
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.
Apr 2, 2014
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.
Feb 25, 2014
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.
Feb 24, 2014
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.
Feb 24, 2014
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.
Feb 7, 2014
‘Fear of Missing Something’ Drives Home Screen Alert Usage
Smartphone users pick up their phones nearly 100 times per day. Read the research here.
Sep 20, 2013
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.
Sep 17, 2013
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.
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.