Research + News | Topic: Texting
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 13, 2015
New Survey of Teens Shows Parents Are Sending the Wrong Message by Texting While Driving
Teens report 2 out of 3 parents are texting while driving with them in the car. Read the article here.
Oct 9, 2015
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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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.
Oct 5, 2015
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.
Sep 2, 2015
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.
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.
Jun 10, 2015
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.