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A survey shows 30 percent of respondents younger than 30 confessed to texting while driving during the past month. Credit: Getty Images "Zits," a newspaper comic strip, will warn teenagers and parents this week not to send text ...Can a newspaper comic strip affect teens' texting habits?
Texting while driving with kids on board is not only dangerous, it's stupid. Credit: AP Here's the scoop, moms, dads and bus drivers everywhere: Texting while driving with kids on board is not only dangerous, it's stupid -- ...The driver was arrested this week after police cameras caught her texting 1,068 messages.
Texting while driving is a major cause of automobile accidents. Credit: Getty The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tells us texting while driving is 40 percent more dangerous than drinking and driving. In fact, 15 ...While we understand the dangers of distracted driving, we're not so sure our teenage drivers really get it.
Sixty-four percent of parents look at the contents of their child's cell phone and 62 percent of parents have taken away their child's phone as punishment. Credit: Getty Images If you've ever stared in awe at your child's thumbs moving ...While most kids use text messaging responsibly, it's still a powerful and extremely private communication tool that can be used irresponsibly.
Watch what you write -- it could end up on Crazy Things Parents Text. Credit: Getty Images
Move over Sh*t My Dad Says. Time to make room for Crazy Things Parents Text.Crazy Things Parents Text (CTPT) could be described as the ...Move over Sh*t My Dad Says. Time to make room for Crazy Things Parents Text.
Teens who text 120 times a day or more are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs. Credit: APATLANTA (AP) - Teens who text 120 times a day or more - and there seems to be a lot of them - are more likely to have had sex or used ...The study's authors aren't suggesting that "hyper-texting" leads to sex, drinking or drugs, but say it's startling to see an apparent link between excessive messaging and that kind of risky behavior.
If your kids wake up bleary-eyed every day and you're concerned they may have a sleep problem, you may want to take a look at exactly what they're doing after the lights go out. Children who sneak time on their cell phones, computers and other ...OMG, parents, it's time to take away your teen's cell at night. Sleep is nothing to LOL about.
Your iPhone can now be sext-free. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesGee, adults are sooo smart. They came up with a way to block teenagers from "sexting" -- that is, sending sexually explicit text messages -- on their cell phones. Ha! ...Oh, yeah, kids will never outwit this latest attempt to clean up their text messages
Call it a day -- cell phones just aren't for kids. Credit: jupiterimagesToday's conventional wisdom seems to dictate that "cell phone" should be right there on the back-to-school shopping list along with markers, crayons and new shoes, but ...
Today's college freshmen might have used a phone with a cord ... at their grandparents'. Credit: Getty ImagesMILWAUKEE (AP) - For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and the computers they played ...
Is he calling? Oh, it's Mom. Again. Credit: Getty ImagesYou'll need quarters for the laundry machines. And definitely shower slippers and a bath caddy. Highlighter pens and notebooks? Better stock up on those, too. Oh, and sweetie, whatever ...
Are you ready for your kid to have a phone? Credit: CorbisIn 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 ...