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Now that vacations, camps, and long school breaks are here for the summer, teens are often separated from their friends and crushes. The distance and time between them may increase the chances that our sons and daughters will be oversharing personal information and sexting. It is important to address sexting before it occurs, but far […]

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If you are one of the 41 million of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday, AT&T is urging you to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. There’s nothing on your phone that can’t wait until you get to your destination safely. To help you fight the temptation to […]

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AT&T announced the results of a survey it commissioned with tech addiction expert Dr. David Greenfield that found the ring, beep or buzz of your cell phone triggers compulsive cell phone behavior. According to the study, twice as many people as self-reported cell phone addiction are showing compulsive phone behaviors – with 74 percent of […]

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It is quite common for kids, teens and younger, to have their own cell phones these days. With these new privileges there also should be some rules and boundaries set forth down by the parents. Here’s a few that they might consider. Pause the thumbs – When someone speaks to you while you’re texting, it […]

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Did you know: DWI has a new meaning? Driving while “Intexticated” More than 35 million people are expected to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend, according to AAA. Driving always involves risks, but when the roads are jammed with holiday travelers, the risks increase. That’s why AT&T is reminding ALL wireless users […]

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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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Tito de Morais, The Internet Safety Guy, recently said in a forum, “Kids that are at risk offline will be at risk online, as questionable conduct in the physical and digital world is not mutually exclusive.” After collaborating on several other articles, including the “Cyber-Shield” series, I was thrilled to be a part of Sue […]

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A recent study conducted by AAA finds that adults are more likely to text and drive than teenage drivers. Is this because adults feel more confident behind the wheel with their years of experience of driving?  Or another possible reason, according to the study is adults have jobs that require them to take a call […]

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There once was a time before spell check or smart phones were around. A time that you had to be knowledgeable about grammar and spelling to communicate properly through letters or texts with each other without looking ignorant. Nowadays you have spell check on any computer, predict-a-text or auto-correct to help you out with your […]

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MamaBear notifications to parents monitoring their child’s (teen’s) Instagram account seem to spike during the summer. Instagram has been popular with smartphone wielding teens since the initial launch of the photo sharing app and the app now has over 80 million users. Its popularity with teens makes it an important target for MamaBear monitoring. With the […]