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Archive for May, 2015

Texting and Driving

How often do you look at people in the cars next to you while you are driving? Many people are still texting and driving even though it is against the law.  ATT recently did a study about texting and driving, what they found out is quite shocking. “Nearly half of all commuters admitted to texting while driving.” But this is not all, they found out that many drivers are not just texting but also social networking while driving!  ATT found out that nearly 1 in 4 drivers are social networking and driving.  Right now you can take a pledge to stop texting/social networking/using your phone while driving at http://www.itcanwait.com/pledge.

Using technology responsibly goes beyond just what you post, where you are when you post is just as important.

Remember that when you choose to use your phone and drive, you are saying that that text/email/post is more important than someone’s life.  Choose to help make the roads safer!
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Utah NetSmartz In the News

This month our program was in the Herald Journal in Logan following a training at Nibley Elementary. The students were a great audience, and showed interest and respect as we talked about what they can do to stay away from the dangers they face on the Internet.

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Our goal is to empower students to make positive choices while they are on the Internet and while using technology to socialize with their friends. We want students to understand that they have control over everything they do on the Internet. They choose what websites they visit, who they talk to and add to their friends list, and what information they share with other people. They are also the one’s creating the environment they are socializing in online.

This is why it’s important that parents and guardians are involved to help guide the students to make positive choices. This includes monitoring what websites they are visiting, who they’re talking to online, what information they are sharing, and creating a positive environment for themselves and all of their friends.