Research + News | Topic: Texting

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.

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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.

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.

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.