Research + News | Topic: Texting

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.

Chat Service Discord Doubles Valuation To $7 Billion

The service popular among videogamers raises $100 million as it aims to go mainstream. 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.

Teens’ Touchscreen Typing Speeds Put Their Parents Attempts To Shame

According to a new large scale study of more than 37,000 users, there is now a mobile device “typing gap” between today’s 10- to 19-year-olds and their parents’ generation. Read the article here.

200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use – And Parents Need To Know

Police have revealed more than 200 terms teenagers have been using online to communicate – many of which will be unknown to parents. 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.

Teens Are Over Face-To-Face Communication, Study Says

Most teens now say their favorite mode of communication is texting (35%), according to a new survey released Monday from Common Sense. Read the article here.

Yes, Teens Are Texting And Using Social Media Instead Of Reading Books

High-schoolers today are texting, scrolling and using social media instead of reading books and magazines. Read the article here.