Research + News | Topic: Text Messaging
Nov 5, 2021
E-Violence Increases Through Early Adolescence But Declines As Teens Become Adults
Electronic dating violence—including electronic harassment, coercion and monitoring—starts increasing in preadolescence but curves as teens reach young adulthood, according to a new University of Michigan study. Read the article here.
Jul 13, 2021
Teens Who Text While Driving May Take Other Risks Behind The Wheel
Those who used cellphones while behind the wheel were more likely to report other risky driving behaviors such as speeding, aggressive passing and running red lights. Read the article here.
May 21, 2021
Interactive Text Messaging Program May Help Young Adults Stop Vaping
Young adults who used an interactive text messaging program that encouraged them to stop vaping were up to 40% more likely to quit than their peers who did not participate in the program, a new study finds. Read the article here.
Oct 5, 2020
Is Your Texting Punctuation Sending The Wrong Message? Yes. Maybe! Think so …
When it comes to texting, there can be plenty of tonal confusion, especially among people of different generations. Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2020
Internet Acronyms Teens And Predators Know, But Parents Should
Many kids use a variety of acronyms shortcuts when texting — sometimes to keep parents in the dark. Read the article here.
Dec 14, 2018
How Can Texting Affect Your Teenagers Grammar
TV might have killed the radio star, but is texting killing the art of communication? Read the article here.
Nov 9, 2017
10 Ways To Help Teens Be Savvier About Texting
Aug 8, 2017
Woman Sentenced To 15 Months In Texting Suicide Case
Michelle Carter gets 15 months in prison. Read the article here.
Jun 12, 2017
Teens And Texts: Suicide Case Exposes Risks Of Meessaging
Teens face particular vulnerabilities when communicating via text message, experts say. Read the article here.
May 29, 2017
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.