Research + News | Topic: Text Messaging

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Ways To Help Teens Be Savvier About Texting

Teens love to text. But the shallow form of communication can be a source of significant distress. Read the article here.

Woman Sentenced To 15 Months In Texting Suicide Case

Michelle Carter gets 15 months in prison. Read the article here.

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.