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Cell Phones and Kids – Teach your kids to use cell phones appropriately

by Miriam - September 24th, 2009.
Filed under: General.

I’m going to be a little oblique with this post, because I really don’t want a lot of attention to this blog based upon the current commonly-used word for inappropriate pictures sent via cell phone.

Part of my law practice includes school law, and I’ve been researching the use – and abuse – of technology by students.  It’s rather appalling how much our children do not know about proper conduct (or, maybe I’m giving them too much benefit of the doubt – maybe the know and don’t care).    Some recent information about this issue:

Hamilton County School Cell Phone Policy

Issue-Brief-A Troubling New Trend-Aug09

And, yes, my kids have cell phones, and they know that their parents monitor their cell phone use and periodically review text message history. Also, my kids have cheap cell phones with voice and text only – no picture or video capability.

1 Response to Cell Phones and Kids – Teach your kids to use cell phones appropriately

  1. Follow up to the Cell Phone post: What I don’t get is parents who enable their kids to be rude and disrespectful in their use of cell phones. Students who get caught using cell phones in my kids’ school get the phones confiscated. Parents get upset and demand the return of the cell phone. The school administration gets berated, but the kids receive no parental censure for inappropriate use of cell phones in school. How does this support the educational process?

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