Posts Tagged ‘texting and driving’

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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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When you’re driving, you’re in control of a great deal of metal that has potential to cause a great deal of damage. A lot of teens don’t realize just how dangerous a vehicle can be if not properly operated. It doesn’t take but a split second to lose control and your attention needs to be […]

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How many times have you seen a person talking on their cell phone while at dinner with someone?  Or a shopper carrying on a wireless phone conversation in a checkout line as the cashier tries to communicate with the person. In today’s hyper multi-tasking society, we sometimes forget our manners, especially when it comes to […]

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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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Summer is coming and it starts with Memorial weekend. AT&T, which has already reached millions of people through its  “It Can Wait” campaign, announced recently that Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and 200+ organizations are joining the movement to end texting while driving, a habit involved in more than 100,000 car accidents a year (National Safety […]

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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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So have you decided your tween or teen is mature enough to have a cell phone? No doubt many children have a wireless device at the top of their wish list for the holidays. It’s a big purchasing decision for parents. For kids, having a cell phone is more about being cool; for parents it’s […]

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The holidays are here and many tweens and teens are asking for cell phones and Smartphones.  But are they ready for the responsibility of having one? Do children really need Smartphones? Can Smartphones be beneficial to their learning alongside school? Are Smartphones a fashion statement? Is it fair if all families cannot afford them?  Peer […]

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Halloween is just a couple of weeks away.  And while many are all set for the big night, there are others—parents and kids alike–still stuck in decision mode. From picking the perfect pumpkin, choosing the coolest costume or even selecting the best place to canvas for candy, there’s a lot to consider.  Luckily, AT&T smartphones […]