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POP Phone

The POP Phone allows you to multitask -- and look cool while doing it. Credit: Native Union Sometimes talking on the phone just doesn't cut it. You need to multitask -- maybe send a text message, up your sc...Talk and text at the same time with this retro cool handset.

Is the Internet Turning Kids Into Terrible Spellers?

Whu sayz yur kidz can't spell? Credit: Getty Images
This is nothing to :) about or LOL over. Time magazine, citing a paper just released by the English Spelling Society, reports the Internet could be turning our children into a bunch of illite...
Study reveals kids are stupid, but puts it more politely.

Text Your Way to a Healthier Pregnancy

Pregnant women can now receive helpful tips on their cell phones. Credit: Getty Images
Pregnant women and new moms now have a new tool to help them through their pregnancies and their baby's first year: text message tips. Sent by a service c...

Is Your Kid Ready for a Cell Phone? A Parental Primer

Are you ready for your kid to have a phone? Credit: Corbis
In the olden days, children asked their parents for a car. Today, the more common request is for a cell phone. The question is also being asked much earlier, and more often. A study by...

'TextEd' Website Launched to Combat Teen Sexting

Texting is ubiquitous in Canada, and growing every day. In September 2009, Canadians sent approximately 100 million text messages per day, and text message volumes have been doubling every year since text messaging was introduced in 2002. But when it...

High School Football Team Rocked By Disturbing Text Message

High school sports are supposed to turn teammates into friends, sometimes for a lifetime. That's not what happened this season at Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Minnesota. In November, a white member of the football team was suspended ...

Cyber Bullying and How to Stop it

Cyber bullying is abuse that takes place through the use of information and communication technologies. Cyber bullies use social networking sites, chat rooms, cell phones, text, email and more to threaten, abuse and bully their victims. A victim of c...

Is Your Teen Sex-ting?

Here's a lesson you need to make sure your teen knows: those explicit photos of themselves they're sending via cell phone can STILL wind up on the internet. Or on someone else's cell phone.
Boy Crushes These lads are more than ju...

California Teen Texts Too Much

After more than a quarter of a century as a computer programmer, I'm a pretty fast typist. At least, I used to think so, until I read about Reina Hardesty. The California thirteen-year-old managed to send more than fourteen thousand messages in a sin...

Want to change the world? Teach Grandma how to text

We all know that children are our future (thank you, Whitney Houston) but what do children think about our future? We Are What We Do, a British social change group, wanted to know, so they asked -- specifically, they asked about ways to make the worl...

Teacher texts, talks to teen

(Click the photo for the Top 10 Crazy Teacher Meltdowns) No parent would want to have to deal with a situation like this. Your teenage daughter is acting a little odd (more so, even, than one would expect of a teenager) so you decide to check thi...

Cell-phones as 'mom-avoidance' devices

When answering machines first became affordable, I ran right out and got one. How great to be able to communicate with others without having to actually talk to them! These days, of course, our options for impersonal communication have increased. Wit...

Teen takes advantage of unlimited text plan

How many text messages do you send in a month -- five? fifty? What about your teenaged kids? More like 500? And you think that's a lot? Well let me tell you some thing... that's nothing. In fact fifteen-year-old Paige Horne does that in a day. Yep, s...

Text messaging to keep kids healthy

When kids are little, the responsibility for making sure they take necessary medications falls to the parents. You may have to hold them down and force them at times, but that is totally doable. But when they get older, necessity dictates that kids w...

Text messages -- limited or limitless?

Should a thirteen-year-old girl be allowed to switch from a cell phone plan with a limited number of included text messages to one that offers unlimited texting? That's the question that was posed to me recently over dinner. There I was, surrounded b...

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