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Texting - ... Since texting is instant, people text during their everyday routines such as walking, eating, driving. Texting impairs motor skills such as driving which is an activity that requires full concentration. Our brain can only handle a certain number of functions at a given point of time so when a person texts and drives, their concentration is not fully on driving its on texting too. Reading and composing text messages during this time greatly compromises the driver’s ability to concentrate on the road because they are too distracted....   [tags: Nonverbal Communication]
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Why Texting and Driving Should Be Banned - There is 250 Million American who has a cell phone. Georgia house bill 23 would ban texting and talking drivers who are under 18 years old (Dickensheets N. Pag). Some people think that texting while driving should be unbanned because not everyone would be impaired when performing this task. However I think texting and driving should be banned because it costs too many injuries and death you see on TV and the news that are related to this. Some people thinks that driving and texting is just a simple task like picking up a phone and just press random buttons on it....   [tags: texting bans, driving, texting,] 565 words
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Communicating without Texting: The Key to Healthy Relationships - Communication is the key to any healthy relationship along with other factors. When text messaging is the main type of communication a relationship is bound to have many problems. Communication is supposed to be face- to- face and not electronically. Text messages are also a thing that alters trust between spouses. Many times people use text messages to be sneaky. There are many times when text messages have caused many scandals. Text messaging also lacks a needed amount of emotion. You can not always express the way you feel through a message because it can be taken that seriously....   [tags: Communication, Relationships, texting,] 1521 words
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Is the Idea that Texting is Raping our Vocabulary Exaggerated? - In the Mobile Data Association press release of February 2009, it was stated that 78.9 billion text messages were sent in 2008 alone. This is a staggering increase from the 41.8 billion just two years previous. With OFCOM revealing 49% of 8-11 year olds now have their own mobile phones and 82% of them are regular texters, it seems the craze is fixed on an upward trend and Humphreys’ culprits are now starting younger than ever before. The 38% year on year growth from 2007 to 2008 demonstrates texting to be one of the few areas seemingly unaffected by the World-wide credit crunch....   [tags: texting, mobile phones, cell phones, vocabulary, ]
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Texting and Driving - ... For example, there is one video that shows a car full of distracted teen’s texting while driving, which cause a head-on collision. The teens were looking at their phones instead of the road and merged into the other lane. They collided with a family. It showed the inside view of both vehicles, and how one small device used irresponsibly could cause so much danger. What is being done in the community about texting and driving. So far there have recently been attempts to try and pass a law to ban texting and driving....   [tags: Safety, Cell Phone]
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The Texting Revolution - ... As a matter of fact, those people take MORE time than him to type in the hyphen key, for they have to punch in two different buttons rather than one. Most texters do not even use the texting lingo that Humphrys describes in his writing. To blame something like this on one specific group of people is ludicrous; it is the entire population as a whole that is responsible for such a change. Humphrys also says how disappointing it is that the old form of messaging – the letter – is no longer a popular way of communicating....   [tags: Communication ]
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Texting While Driving - She was driving home late one night after a football game, her friends at her side when she got a text message. She thought about not checking it, but couldn’t wait until she got home. She picked up her phone and read the message.  It was her boyfriend.  “What are you up to?” Everything was fine and she hit reply and started a message back.  Twelve characters into the message she was in the other lane and another vehicle was coming, a truck. Her friends screamed and she didn’t have time to swerve....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Texting in Class to Enhance Learning - ... From personal experience, I can say that high school students are going to have cell phones in class regardless of the punishments associated with getting caught; the main reason is that they seldom get caught. With one teacher and roughly thirty students, it is easy to sneak by the teacher’s gaze and send a text message here or there or find the score to the big game that you missed. Michael Rich, pediatrician and media expert, says, “Pandora’s box is open here… What we need to do is take control of them instead of them control us” (Teachers vs....   [tags: Technology ]
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The Incredible Danger of Texting While Driving - Texting while driving is a form of ‘distracted driving.’ The term not only applys to using cell phones when behind the wheel, but also to actions such as eating, drinking, putting on make-up, smoking, and using other devices such as iPods and GPSs. These activities lead to “inattention blindness” which defers drivers focus from the road to the device within their line of view. Distracted driving has thoroughly increased since the invention of new technologies. Texting is physically and visually impairing while driving (Hanes, Massis)....   [tags: Distracted Driving] 759 words
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Driving InTEXTicated - As cell phones become more popular, texting while driving is becoming the most widely known cause for car accidents among teens. The alarming rate of incidents where texting is involved is getting more parents worried and warning their children about the danger of texting while driving. Parents are urging the fact that drivers should pay attention to the road and traffic, not their phones. A popular study of 18 to 24 year old drivers showed that 66 percent of them have texted while driving. Since texting while driving is becoming more popular many states are passing a law to ban the use of any cell phone device while in a vehicle....   [tags: texting, driving, ] 530 words
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Driving While on The Phone - ... Recently, in Columbus, Ohio, a news report reported that the State Highway Patrol logged fifty more fatalities than in the same period for the prior year. The Highway Patrol noted that nineteen fatalities were the result of distracted driving. The problems of distracted driving exist throughout the United States. For example, this year Wisconsin enacted a law prohibiting texting while driving due to the danger of distracted driving. In New York, students at the State University of New York – Fredonia (SUNY) sponsored a texting awareness week to make college students more aware of the risks of distracted driving....   [tags: Driving Texting]
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Cell Phones and Driving - Cell Phones and Driving As you say goodbye to your children as they prepare to go out for the evening you encourage them to have a few drinks before driving home. While this is not realistic to think any parent would encourage their teen to drink and drive, it is something that one might as well tell them if you permit these children to talk on a cell phone while driving. Is has been proven in many different states that teenage drivers are more susceptible to accidents without the use of a cell phone, but when they choose to add a cell phone to the mix, the potential for an accident increases significantly....   [tags: Driving Texting ] 1491 words
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Driving and Cell Phone Usage - Nikki Taylor, a famous supper model who's career started at the young age of 14. At the age of 26 was in the prime of her life. But a tragedy occurred in April of 2001, she suffered severe liver damage, when the driver or the 1993 Nissan she was riding in spun into a telephone poll. Why. All because the driver was distracted while reaching for his ringing cell phone that was caught under the seat. This was not a fatal accident, but there are several thousand accidents involving cell phones that turn out deadly....   [tags: Cell Phones Texting Driving] 1218 words
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Cell Phones Kill - Cell Phones Kill Are you sick and tired of having your life endangered by drivers who are too self-important to put their phones down and pay attention to the road. Once presented with the following information, one will be convinced not to use one's cell phone while driving and remember to "drive now and talk later". A drive around any town provides enough evidence for most of us that cell phone use is threatening the safety of anyone who navigates on or near our roads. The exanimation of articles from The New England Journal of Medicine, Tom and Ray Magliozzi and Patti Pena are all for getting rid of cell phone use while driving....   [tags: Driving Texting Distracted Driver] 1406 words
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Using Mobile Phones While Driving is Risky - Mobile phone use in motor vehicles has increased at a remarkable rate over the past 15 years. Yet it is undeniable that utilizing a cell phone while driving can affect driver performance as it relates to the overall safe operation of a vehicle. There are a number of things to consider in deciding whether the trade off in convenience is worth the potential risks associated with the distraction created by a cell phone. Given the fact that the individual driver (and/or business owner) ultimately pays for the resulting consequences associated with an auto or truck accident (financial, emotional and physical lose); it is prudent to seek out relevant and reliable information in making a decision....   [tags: Texting Driving Cell phone car accident] 1640 words
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The Pending Penalty - ... Some of the penalties include “fines, license restrictions, mandatory attendance at alcohol education classes or counseling, or community service” (Drunk). The reason the class is required is because alcohol has proven to be addicting to some individuals. These individuals need help if they can hope to avoid drinking and driving. The class generally will consist of a program for all addicts not just those who are charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The idea works for both people who abuse alcohol regularly and those who only abuse it occasionally....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Distracted Driving Prevention Act 2011 - ... In addition, they must also establish civil and criminal penalties on drivers who cause an accident while using a cell phone or texting while driving, and make distracted driving issues part of the driver's license exam. For those States that meet these qualifications they will be awarded grant money to be used to help educate the public on the dangers of distracted driving, for advertisement of the dangers, signs to notify drivers of the law, and to help law enforcement enforce the law. While there is great public support for such a bill, Congressman Eliot Engle, the bill’s sponsor, currently only two co-sponsors, Congressman Diane Christensen of Virgin Islands, and Congressman Carolyn Maloney of New York....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Safety Risks of Cell Phones and Driving - Many find that banning the entire use of the cell phone while driving ridiculous though, and say that it impedes upon their civil rights as U.S. citizens. They also say that talking on the cell phone while driving is just the same as having a conversation with a passenger in their car and that the government will not ban people from having passengers in their cars so why should they ban talking on cell phones while driving. They also state that just because the laws are there it doesn’t prove anyone will follow them so why put them in place and stated that certain laws were put into place to prohibit driving while intoxicated and mandatory use of seatbelts while driving and yet, many do not mind those laws so why would they abide by this one....   [tags: Driving Safety]
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Cellphones: The Take Over - ... Applications can be selected from a “market” offered by the cellphone company, allowing games, tools and certain software to be installed to the smart phone itself. Applications can be used to make the average lives easier, whether it be finding a local restaurant, an organizing calander app, or an application that can provide gift ideas. Workers in the business field use certain applications to make their job easier, like email applications, even navigation to find meetings and other buildings....   [tags: Technology]
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Textisms and Literacy - ... The actual definition of textisms includes any use of a shortened word or acronyms, and both the Summerians and telegraph operators used textisms long before cell phones and texting were even an idea. A form of textisms has been around for thousands of years, and only recently people are opposing the idea and finding so many reasons that textisms are a factor of a regressing society. Society has always had a forms of textisms, but textisms have newly integrated into society's daily lives. Even the Oxford English Dictionary has accomodated to the new language....   [tags: Human Intellect, Technology]
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To Text or Not to Text? - ... Along with this study, Stephanie Hanes, a correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, reveals nearly the same information as LeBeau in her article “Texting While Driving: The New Drunk Driving.” In this article Hanes disposes Professor Strayer’s test prepared at the University of Utah’s Applied Cognition Laboratory. Strayer’s results showed that most people who claim they can, “‘text, tweet, and talk safely at the wheel’” did not multitask the way they claimed they could (qtd. in Hanes 3)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Driving, Cell Phones] 1186 words
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Text Messaging’s Effects on Our Society - ... One of the negative effects of texting is the new language teens have created which is referred to as “text speak.” Shelby Martin and Mackenzie Davis from the Artesian Herald wrote, “Texting has brought a decline in spelling, word choice, and writing difficulty because of the new ‘texting lingo.’” They also said, “Many people are concerned that the ‘text lingo’ is starting to affect students’ grades.” Students abbreviate words or phrases to make texting faster. Examples of these words or phrases include “because” which is abbreviated to “bc,” “talk to you later” which is shortened to “ttyl,” and many more....   [tags: Technology ]
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Do Not Believe the Critics - ... It's reviving it—and pushing our literacy in bold new directions” (Thompson). This is shown by the vast number of people that use e-mail and word for typing essays for school, writing journal entries, making blog posts, and talking to people across the world in chat rooms. Thompson agrees with Lunsford that technology is improving these people’s writing skills instead of destroying them. Another main point Thompson and Lunsford have is technology helps hone the average American‘s writing skills....   [tags: Technology ]
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Technology Makes Us Less Intelligent - As the world continues to evolve we must ask ourselves this question: is the world changing for the better. In my opinion, it is not. I believe the "change" of the world refers to the technological advances. As technology grows, human jobs are replaced with advanced machinery, the next generation appears to get less intelligent, and human contact is replaced by other devices. As technology has continued to take over the world, human jobs have been taken over by factories and computers. Human labor is simply not valued as much....   [tags: technology advance, intelligence, ] 654 words
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Banning Cell Phones in School - Recently, the principal of my school has banned the use of cell phones during school hours. I agree with this policy because students could use their cell phones to cheat on tests, quizzes, or any other independent work. Another reason that I agree with this policy is, the students won’t be paying attention to the teacher if they are texting somebody else. The final reason is, cell phones are a distraction to other students who are trying to learn. Cells phones can be a huge problem later in life if the students don’t learn when to use them and when not to use them....   [tags: Banning Cell Phones, Schools, Cell Phones,] 517 words
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Dangers of Cell Phones - Although cell phones appear to be harmless devices, they are proven to be detrimental and unsafe to prolonged users. Cell phone users need to be more aware of the potential consequences of improper usage. Mobile phone radiation and health concerns have elevated, especially after the enormous increase in the use of mobile phones. Furthermore, texting while driving is a risk that many individuals take, and could lead to serious, life-threatening consequences. Nevertheless, there are quite a few solutions that may help a cell phone user in preventing the potential consequences of prolonged cell phone use....   [tags: Technology/Health] 599 words
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Hooked on "Tronics" - Hooked on “Tronics” As technology progresses the dynamics of how people communicate with one another has begun to make significant changes as well. At the beginning of 2009, 72% of cell phone owners had a text-messaging plan on their phone. That equates to approximately 200 million Americans with texting plans. About 2.3 billion text messages are sent each day, making it an essential part of most Americans’ lives. There are 75 billion text messages are sent every single month. Currently 13-17 year olds sent and received almost 2,000 messages a month and 20,000 a year on average....   [tags: Technology] 1008 words
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Banning Cell Phones in Schools - The usage of cell phones is increasing dramatically in the world today, especially among the student body. The principal’s idea of banning cell phones from the school has to be one of the best ideas yet. Why does a student even need to use a cell phone during school. The usage of cell phones in a school or a business can only lead to disaster. Students could be texting friends the answers on tests, talking on the phone and not paying attention and miss an announcement, or they might talk or text and hurt another individual verbally or physically....   [tags: Banning Cell Phones, Schools, Cell Phones,] 582 words
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Dangers of Internet Misuse - Many services we use every day can have potentially dangerous and unpleasant side effects. Most of us use these services every day like E-mail, Chat Rooms, Instant Messaging, and Social Networking sites. Is access to the vast amounts of uncensored information available on the Internet harmful. These services, although convenient, could have undesired side effects. The next time you or family uses one of these services, please think about the topics discussed in this paper. It might help you avoid potentially dangerous or embarrassing situations....   [tags: Technology] 1443 words
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Cell Phones: Society‘s Newest Addiction - ... The addiction to cell phones and the distractions they cause is something that is easily visible every day and is hurting our society as a whole. It has become apparent that the use of cell phones has made the younger generation have difficulties with spelling, grammar, has greatly reduced their attention span when it comes to reading, and also causes problems with miscommunication. With texting, almost every word in the message is abbreviated and there is almost no use of proper punctuation or grammar....   [tags: Technology, Psychology]
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Distracted Driving: A Menace to Safety - Tom Vanderbilt, author of “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What it Says About us)” claims that text messaging while driving, or “distracted driving” is comparable to drunk driving in the 1950s. He says “The Science is clear, the laws were becoming clearer, but the culture against drunken driving hadn’t manifested” (Politico). I agree with Vanderbilt; it’s clear that distracted driving puts drivers and passengers at significant risk, yet laws are only now starting to appear concerning the issue, and it’s not yet culturally unacceptable....   [tags: Automobile Safety]
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Technology: The Modern Evil - ... These are the kind of disorders that cause ADD and ADHD. Also, the games can trigger emotional disorders as well. It has been proven that the more addicted to a game a child may be, the lower their standardized test scores (such as SOL tests and SAT tests) will be. There are also statistics showing that if children play more violent video games, then later on in life they will show more physically aggressive behavior than a person who did not play the violent games (Top Ten Negative Effects of Video Games on Children)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Living in an Age of Social Networking Can Impair Communication and Identity - ... Social networking sites allow people to take negative forms of communication to an all-time extreme. Overall, one could say that social networking sites, such as Facebook, have not only altered the process and components of communication, but also what is actually communicated. While social networking has changed the types of communication we share with one another, it has also shaped the identities of millions and millions more to come. The average user on Facebook “is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events” ("Statistics")....   [tags: Online, Internet, Facebook, Twitter]
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The Slaughter of the English Language - ... Some text speaking phrases include, OMG, LOL, BFF, LMAO, BRB and, these invalid word forms are only the hurting the language itself. Text speaking has become so prevalent in society that now the Oxford Dictionary’s newest edition includes several of these phrases. A lot of teen aged kids would have no struggle with defining these abbreviations. However, the older generation such as the baby boomers may be scratching their heads in confusion, this is not the English language that they have known or grown custom to....   [tags: Collapse of the English Language ]
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The Most Important Technology: Cell Phones - When I got the assignment, I sat thinking about which technology I felt was most important in my life and became amazed about how popular, of all the technology, cell phones have become. It’s amazing that in our culture we make ourselves available every minute of every day. Many people don’t even have home phones anymore. Cell phones have become more of a necessity more than a need nowadays. They became an essential communication tool. Cell phone usage in the US has increased from 34 million to 203 million in the last ten years....   [tags: Cell Phones, ] 1219 words
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Driving with Cell Phones Can Be Deadly - Have you ever been walking down the road and you see this car just zoom by all the while fishtailing down the road. Nine chances out of ten that person is on a cell phone right. What they don’t realize is that the cops may think that they are drunk. In some cases though being drunk would be a lot better then this. I am here to prove today that driving with cell phones can be deadly. Let’s go back to that scene in the introduction shall we. When you see the person, they may not be talking verbally on their phone but they may be texting while driving....   [tags: Driving, Cell Phones, ] 692 words
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Technologies Negative Effects - ... Texting brings in a whole new way to distract the whole classroom from the teacher. In a recent study ninety one percent of college students text in class (Mc Naughton). This statistic is way to high. Students are tending to believe that texting is not a distraction, but enhancing their minds by multitasking. Through extensive research we are now able to see that multitasking is not an effective learning method, but is a bad thing to do. Video games such as World of Worldcraft and Call of Duty, have become prevalent across America....   [tags: Technology ]
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Tech Savvy Teens - ... Take for example the Tipping Point for the classic American shoe Hush Puppies. The brand was only sold by backwoods outlets and was down 30,000 pairs. But then somewhere between 1994 and 1995 they made a tremendous comeback (Gladwell 434). Their rush of popularity is said to have come simply from word of mouth. Word of mouth can also be account for the boom of STI’s. SIT’s are a great way for teens to meet and connect with each other. Some even claim that sites like MySpace can help teens discover themselves and what they want to be (Rapacki 28)....   [tags: Technology and Teens, Facebook Twitter, MySpace] 1490 words
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Crossing the Line - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, preoccupied drivers are responsible for nearly 80% of all crashes in the United States (Teen). The majority of driver distractions can be blamed on cell phones. Despite laws banning the act of cellular use while behind the wheel and commercials advising against it, young drivers addicted to sending text messages are often unfazed by these attempts and continue to put lives at risk. In response to this rising trend, the Gwent Police Department in Wales met with filmmaker Peter Watkins-Hughes in 2009 to produce a shocking short film, COW (Gwent)....   [tags: Driving Safety]
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Text Talk in Students’ Formal Writing - Several decades ago, “Ain’t ain’t a word” was a favorite litany of English teachers everywhere, and they sang it whenever that offending word cropped up in a student’s speech or writing. Today, however, ain’t is a word firmly entrenched in dictionaries, nonstandard, but a word nonetheless. Now, looming on the horizon is something which may make language arts teachers long for the days of ain’t – text talk. Text talk, or text speak, is the language of abbreviations, acronyms, and emoticons people use when communicating through short message service (SMS) on their cell phones, or when instant messaging and emailing each other, and it is beginning to creep into students’ formal writing....   [tags: Language ]
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Distracted Driving: The Danger of the Technological Age - ... Most of the Systems are distracting because people will start driving they then turn on the system and try to input the address they need to get to which sometimes involves leaning in a distracting way and also taking their eyes of the road and mind on a different matter.( AwartickPublished) during the new age of occupations companies have now put computers in the cars to help people with all that needs to get finished on time and to allow to finish the jobs they are required to do, this is many seen in government vehicles and construction workers....   [tags: Technology, Cell Phone]
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Cell Phone Use While Driving: Regulations are Overdue - ... The article, “Driving Us to Distraction” reports, “research is beginning to show that driving while simply talking on a cell phone – including using hands-free technology – can prove dangerous, even deadly” (45-46). The article goes on to report unsettling results from a simulator study held by David Strayer, a psychology professor at the University of Utah. “Participants in one of Strayer’s simulator studies were faster to brake and caused fewer crashes when they had a .08 percent blood-alcohol content than while sober and talking on a cell phone” (45-46)....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Distracted Driving: Hand it Over or Pull it Over - ... This is not only a scene for texting while driving, this can also happen when the driver becomes distracted with iPods (Intelligent Portable over Device), GPS (Global Position system), and similar hand held devices. The act of driving has so many elements the driver needs to focus on without the adding the use of an electronic device to the task. Society needs to educate the public about the risks of distracted driving. “Behavioral studies have shown that engaging in a secondary task, such as talking on a cellular telephone or typing direction into a GPS can disrupt driver performance” (Just 70)....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Take it Away, Technology - ... Whether they realize it or not, technology is part of their lifestyle and cannot be completely removed. Technology attracts attention away from children and adults for unconstructive reasons. It gives them less time to participate in the activities that incorporate social skills. Consequently, their capability to interact with the world will be gone because of the lack of practice to become social. According to a case study from the American Life Project, “The findings came just a few months after the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that Americans between the ages of 8 and 18 spend on average 7 1/2 hours a day using some sort of electronic device, from smart phones to MP3 players to computers — a number that startled many adults, even those who keep their BlackBerrys within arm’s reach during most waking hours (Stout par....   [tags: Technology ]
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Cell Phones Banned at School - In my opinion students should not be allowed to use or have any type of electronic communication device during school hours. Technical devices that students have now are not being used properly or to the function that they were intended for. Many of the students in America that are in high school and middle school have or use a type of electronic device that is used and intended for communication. Adults and educators believe that students and teenagers are not using these devices for the use in which they are meant to be used....   [tags: Banning Cell Phones, Schools, Cell Phones,] 509 words
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The Sociological Aspects Of The Media And Popular Culture - The media influence how people experience social life. Media such as newspaper, television and film, are important sources of information, education and entertainment. It can be used to learn more about the world and the people in it. In this regard it can be said that the media represent, interpret and endorse aspects of social experience (O’Shaughnessy and Stadler, 2005). The media are also implicated in social regulation, or in other terms, the government of society. The media are implicated in government and politics in an obvious way because modern systems of democracy are conducted through the media....   [tags: Media, Pop Culture] 1625 words
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Hang Up and Drive - Persuasive Essay Hang Up and Drive. Imagine my typical workday commute on a casual mid-morning. I’ll be dressed and ready to make the ten mile drive from Vancouver to Portland for work. As I turn the key and back out, I slam the brakes as a green late model Sienna almost T-bones me when I'm clearly half-way out the street. I glare back, like any driver would, and see she is still talking on her phone making her way around me like I was a minor obstacle in her day. I drive out the neighborhood and make my way to the interstate....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Growing Up Online - I find it disconcerting that teens live much of their lives in a virtual society. “Growing Up Online”, barely scratches the surface of the breadth and depth to which technology permeates modern society. Teens continue to struggle for independence and self-identification, but with less face-to-face interaction than in the past. Many view e-communication as reaching out to the masses. Texting, the internet, and social networking connect many people with those otherwise unavailable to them. However, the connection is less personal, and more tenuous than real social encounters....   [tags: Technology] 882 words
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Technology Overload: Negative Effects of Technology Outweigh the Positive - ... Everywhere you look people are on their cell phone either texting, calling, ‘facebooking,’ or emailing. The cell phone is the smallest most convenient connection that nearly everyone has. The idea, of course, is fantastic.The ability to communicate wire-free from anywhere is perfect. Cell phones have their advantages, like most digital devices. Parents have the luxury of calling up their children to know that they are safe, but, what are the consequences of that cell phone. Cell phones were the result of 21percent of fatal car accidents involving teens each year (Car)....   [tags: computers, internet, cell phones]
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The Evils of Technology - ... I feel technology has made my writing skills suffer. I have found myself using short cuts in my formal assignments and have to erase everything I have written and start over. Technology has negatively affected my skills and I despise it for that. People from older generations seem to agree that our writing skills have suffered. As defined by Dictonary.com an “addiction is the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming.” Technology has those affects on a significant amount of the population....   [tags: Technology ]
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How Social Media Affects Tangible Relationships & Social Interaction - ... Whereas, in tangible interaction the “hide” button is non-existent. For America's teens, cell phones have become a vital social tool and texting the preferred mode of communication, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, mentioned by Jennifer Ludden, author of Teen Texting Soars; Will Social Skills Suffer. (1). According to Teen Texting Soars; Will Social Skills Suffer?, the report finds that seventy-five percent of teens between the ages of twelve and seventeen now have cell phones, up from forty-five percent in 2004 (1)....   [tags: Social Media]
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Dangers of Driving - ... This is a major step that would help the roads become safer. Drivers 21 to 61 would be required to take driving tests every five years. Finally, drivers ages 16 to 21 and 61 and up would be required to take driving tests every year. Such a law would make the roads a safer place, even with factors such as cell phone misuse, alcohol abuse, and age. Enforcing this law would be difficult. Many would blame the government for only trying to milk more tax money from drivers. Also, implementation of this law would be expensive, plus the current economy would suffer from more economic concern....   [tags: Road Safety]
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The Time is Now: End Bullying - ... “Braniac.” “Geek.” “Teacher’s Pet.” “Jerk.” And the obscenities continue on. After reading the note, you run home and become depressed about going to school. You become anxious due to the fear of seeing another one of the notes. The paranoia becomes so strong, that you have to drop out of public school and “escape” to cyber-school, where you can no longer be bullied by the girls sitting behind you. Indirect bullying takes a serious toll on other students, especially when a student is blind-sided by it....   [tags: Hate Crimes, cyberbullying, cyber bullying]
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