Digital communication may seem impersonal, but that distance may also provide some benefits, especially for troubled teens
The most popular age at which parents give their kids cell phones is 12. Are tweens ready to handle the responsibility of their own digital link to the world?
Despite constant fears that each generation of teens behaves more dangerously than the last, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that overall, the kids are all right — at least …
I don’t text. There, I’ve said it. It takes too long for my fumbling thumbs to tap out a legible message. I’d rather call or email. Fortunately, I’m not 15 years younger, or I might have skewed the results of a survey from the …
Don’t be surprised if the next time you head to the pediatrician, somewhere between listening to your child’s heart and lungs, the doctor slips in a question or two about Facebook.
We know it’s a really bad idea to talk or text while you’re driving, but what about walking and talking?
A new government-funded study found that cell phone radiation can cause measurable changes in brain activity. Whether those changes are good, bad, cancerous or none of the above is unknown, but it doesn’t hurt to reduce your …
Does your heart skip when your phone buzzes with a message from your new flame? If a new survey is to be believed, all those texts and late-night Facebook chats might lead you into the bedroom faster too.
Do digital methods of communication connect us the way interaction in the real world does? If we’re chatting online, are we really together? And what does it mean to be alive in the emerging world of artificial intelligence?
Teens who send more than 120 texts a day are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol or illegal drugs than peers who text less, according to a study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Between 2008 and 2009, 30 states tried to reduce car crashes by enacting bans on text messaging while driving.
A new survey on cell-phone distraction while driving finds that adult motorists are just as likely as teens to text behind the wheel, and even more likely to talk on their cell phones.
The survey conducted by the Pew Internet Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project involved 2,252 American adults, 1,917 of whom owned cell …