Poor Usage• 13-year old girl sends 14,000 text messages in one month - $5,000 bill• Nude Pictures• Cyberbullying – mean text messages• Bad Digital Footprint
In Public• Bathroom• Shopping• Miss opportunities to Socialize• Church• Transportation – bus / subway / car pooling• Plane / Airport• #1 emergency room visit• Safety – not aware of surroundings – travel training
Gossip Girl TV Show• Snap phone pix- send to everyone on their phone list• Send text to entire student body• Clip fights, cheating, locker rooms
Relationships and Texting• ROFL Rolling on floor laughing• CAM Camera• CB Chat break• C&G Chuckle & grin• RYS Are you single?• RUOK Are you okay?• RUMOF Are you male or female?• SH^ Shut up• SRSLY Seriously
Driving and Cells• Some states can’t use handheld cell while driving- CT, NY• Alert?• Texting n driving – illegal in some states• Man jail – texting and drove into river with kids• Boston last year T- conductor for green line was distracted by texting and caused HUGE accident when colliding with another subway train –• police check texting records
Questions:• How can you block someone who you don’t want texting you?• Why should you know your cellphone plan?• Why shouldn’t I send naked or inappropriate pictures of myself (any pic I wouldn’t want my folks or boss to see)?