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We often read reports and studies about youth and their constant connection to the Internet or especially their cellphones. PEW Research recently released Americans’ Views on Mobile Phone Etiquette and it revealed some very interesting statistics for grownups. 92% of U.S. adults have a cellphone, and 90% of them say they have it with them […]

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So you are driving down the road – you have an impulse to take a selfie?  Seriously? Yes, I have seen teens and young adults that insist on telling us their mood while driving down a highway with a selfie – exactly what are they thinking? Oh – seriously – they aren’t thinking! I see these […]

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Parents, how often do you worry about your teenager when they hop in their car to head out to the movies or the mall? Are they distracted while driving? Are they texting while driving? AT&T has just the app for you to help curb the urge to text and drive. AT&T DriveMode  can automatically start […]

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Children and teens talking and texting on their smartphones is a very common sight on any city street or in any shopping mall. Children get their hands on mobile devices at a very early age; most are online by the time they are in the third grade. While technology can be a fantastic learning tool […]

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I think everyone can conclude we strive for safety online for ourselves and our families – especially our children. We want to: Protect them from predators Create strong passwords Avoid hoax and scams Protect your identity & your child’s Overall cyber-safety One area that I believe concerns us the most is the way privacy is […]

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June is National Internet Safety month! It’s hard to believe June is already here, and many students are already out of school for the summer! The free time during summer gives kids ample opportunities to test boundaries as they explore the Internet, on both the home computer and their mobile device, talk and text with […]

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In a recent study conducted by Grunwald Associates, the Learning First Alliance and AT&T,  found that more than 50% of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education. Who would have guessed!?  Aren’t we trying to get our kids and ourselves to make time to unplug? The study found – […]

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Adults are supposed to be the role models for their children–especially when it comes to our teenagers.  Whether it is using drugs or texting and driving.  So the results are in. According to a recent AT&T poll: ·         Nearly half of commuters admit to texting while driving which is more than teens. 49% of commuters […]

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How do parents today determine when it’s appropriate to get their kids a cell phone? Parents should begin by having an ongoing dialogue with their children about the role technology will play in their lives. How will a mobile device be used? How will the child show responsibility for it? Who’s going to pay for […]

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Privacy — a word years ago that people valued. Today people still value their privacy only it is harder to come by. January 28, 2013 is Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day is an effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint and escalate the protection of privacy and data […]