Posts Tagged ‘texting and driving’

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Surfing the Net. Checking email. Posting to social media accounts. These are just a few of the things drivers are doing while behind the wheel. According to research from AT&T, 7-in-10 people admit to engaging in smartphone activities while driving. In light of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AT&T is sharing the following tips to help […]

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I have written several articles on becoming a Cyber-Mentor, creating cyber-shields  and simply being there for someone when they are struggling – online or offline. Peer-to-peer mentoring is being a positive influence on them and being there when they need you. We have also read the studies that say that parents are the leading influence for […]

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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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Memorial Weekend, proms, graduations, and summer approaching – all times when more youth will be behind the wheel. Sure, our teens know they shouldn’t text and drive – and we have preached forever about drinking and driving – but are they listening? Most teenagers still believe accidents won’t happen to them – they are immune […]

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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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Summer is the deadliest time of year to be on the road, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released some new statistics that underscore the need for drivers to stay sober. This new infographic puts the situation in sharp focus: As alcohol-related accidents tend to increase in the summer months, we want […]

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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 […]