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Texting a social barrier for children struggling with literacy skills
Texting a social barrier for children struggling with literacy skills (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Texting could be creating a literacy issue for children, but it is not the problem most people would expect. In a presentation to Education Transforms 2017 in Hobart today, written language expert Dr Nenagh Kemp said her research with colleagues ... Read More »

Not just revenge porn: Image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians
Not just revenge porn: Image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The first comprehensive research on “revenge porn” has revealed the mass scale of victimisation across Australia, with 1 in 5 people suffering image-based abuse. The survey of more than 4200 people by RMIT University and Monash University researchers has shown ... Read More »

Smartphones Change Teenagers’ Digital Media Use Patterns
Smartphones Change Teenagers’ Digital Media Use Patterns (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

While introduced only around 2007, most teenagers nowadays own smartphones. Due to wireless internet connections and cheap flat rates, teenagers with smartphones spend more time online and communicate with their peers for less money – for example via WhatsApp – ... Read More »

Texting can enhance reading and comprehension in school children
Texting can enhance reading and comprehension in school children (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Curtin University research study involving junior school children has concluded that better interpretation of digital textisms can improve their reading and language skills. The research by Associate Professor Genevieve Johnson in Curtin’s School of Education has been published in ... Read More »

Text Messaging Reminders Increase Second Dose Influenza Vaccinations in Children
Text Messaging Reminders Increase Second Dose Influenza Vaccinations in Children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center studied the impact of text message reminders for the second dose of influenza vaccine required for many young children to protect them against the virus. The findings showed that sending text ... Read More »

Sexpert Q/A – Sexting in Teens
Sexpert Q/A – Sexting in Teens (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question My sixteen year old son left his mobile phone lying in reach of his three year old brother the other day. When I rescued it, the first thing I saw on the screen was a topless photo of ... Read More »

National study reveals how and why teenagers sext
National study reveals how and why teenagers sext (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The majority of sexting by young Australians takes place in the context of a romantic relationship, according to a national study of more than 1400 teenagers. The University of Sydney study of young people aged mostly between 13 and 18 ... Read More »

Parents Part of the Problem in Distracted Teen Driving
Parents Part of the Problem in Distracted Teen Driving (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents play a direct role in distracted teen driving, with more than half of teens talking on mobile phones with their mother or father while driving, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention. Researchers interviewed ... Read More »

New study challenges myth that texting affects children’s grammar and spelling
New study challenges myth that texting affects children’s grammar and spelling (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers have discovered that the use of “textisms” does not appear to negatively impact the development of children’s grammar and spelling. The study, which was carried out by researchers at the University of Tasmania and Coventry University UK and published ... Read More »

Text-Messaging Program Good Option for Keeping Teen Girls Healthy
Text-Messaging Program Good Option for Keeping Teen Girls Healthy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine attending physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, recently led a study that found a text-message program may be an effective violence prevention tool for at-risk teen girls. The study has been published online in ... Read More »

 
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