ARTICLES RELATING TO TEXTING

Sexting: are your kids doing it?

2014-05-07 15:21

Cell phones and tablets are great for studying and entertaining the kids, but they could also be gateways to online sex.

Texting while driving raises crash risk

2014-01-02 08:46

Dialing, texting or merely reaching for your cellphone while driving will increase your crash risk especially for teens, according to a study.

Texting no good for serious conversations

2013-10-31 14:45

Couples shouldn’t let their thumbs do the talking when it comes to serious conversations, disagreements or apologies.

ADHD makes teen drivers worse

2013-08-13 10:40

Teens with ADHD are worse drivers than their peers and texting only compounds their problems on the road, a new study shows.

Teens target of cellphone blitz

2013-07-03 11:00

New York has introduced stiff new penalties for teenagers who send text messages while driving. SA roads might be a lot safer if the same law were enforced here.

Speech-to-text distracting drivers

2013-06-12 12:31

A study reveals that speech-to-text devices can prove to be a distraction behind the wheel, even more so than listening to the radio or conversing with passengers.

Voice to text just as dangerous to drivers as texting

2013-04-24 09:31

Using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as texting with fingers.

Do u spk txt? Coz ur kdz do

2012-01-12 14:40

Revolutionise communication with these text-speak tips.

We’re writing more than ever

2010-08-19 10:00

Think texting is bad? Apparently not. Research shows that people who SMS frequently actually have better language skills than those who don’t.

 

New app to help you quit your job

2014-01-14 13:26

A humorous new app aims to relieve the stress and anxiety of quitting your job by sending a text message instead of confronting your boss.

Texting may aid weight loss

2013-11-22 11:38

If you like texting and are trying to lose weight, a study found that using texting to track diet and exercise habits may help you shed pounds.

Texting truckers: Fire or not fire?

2013-09-06 09:52

A truck driver involved in a fatal crash sent/received almost 100 SMS messages in less than three days – all while driving! - yet only 14% of employers believe truck drivers who text-'n-drive should be fired!

Texting granny-killer teen jailed

2013-07-11 11:04

A texting teenager who killed a 72-year-old grandma in a horror crash has been jailed for 42 months for that and for repeatedly violating parole.

Study finds speech-to-text risks behind the wheel

2013-06-13 10:56

Speech-to-text devices in new cars fail to overcome the well-known perils of hands-on texting while driving a study suggests.

'WTF, you’re dealing drugs?'

2013-04-26 11:32

Teens pretend to sell drugs to test their parents' reactions.

Death by texting

2013-01-24 14:00

Watch this devastating video on the dangers of texting while driving.

We’re writing more than ever

2010-09-13 12:00

Think texting is bad? Apparently not. Research shows that people who SMS frequently actually have better language skills than those who don’t.

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