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Live to text? Well, it’s your neck ...

Denyse O'Leary | 16 Nov 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: exercise, smartphones, texting

Driving while “intexticated”

Denyse O'Leary | 11 Nov 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: driving, Teens & Adults, texting

Why “move fast and break things” doesn’t work in the real world

Denyse O'Leary | 25 Jan 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: insurance, Internet use, texting

Study: Underage sexting is common but risks child porn law charges

Denyse O'Leary | 30 Jun 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Internet use, sexualisation of children, texting

The perils of multitasking

Richard Gunderman | 23 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: meditation, multitasking, texting
Distraction can literally be deadly.

How texting kills language skills

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: grammar, techspeak, texting
A infographic showing how text abbreviations commonly used by middle schoolers can ruin their grasp of grammar at a critical time.

Laughter misplaced in Les Misérables

Alma Acevedo | 21 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: cinema, Les Misérables, manners, texting
When an audience member laughs (while texting) at one of the most moving moments in Les Misérables, what does it say about today's society and the individuals who inhabit it?

Texting relationships

Katie Hinderer | 19 January 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: relationships, texting

Dad, where r u?

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: parenting, risky behaviour, teenagers, texting
Teens who are constantly texting are much more likely to have experimented with sex, alcohol and drugs than those who don’t send as many messages, a US study shows, And all this “risky behaviour” is linked with -- you guessed it -- slack parents.

Talking is no longer a vocal act

Katie Hinderer | 07 August 2010 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: communication, facebook, technology, texting

Generation text: always talking, but what’s the goal?

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 May 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: friendship, social networking, texting
As young people turn increasingly to texting and instant messaging to communicate with their friends, psychologists worry that they are missing out on the intimacy and depth of friendship that face-to-face communication allows, reports the New York Times.


Katie Hinderer | 12 January 2010 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: cell phones, sms, texting

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