cell phones

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

On average, children receive their first cell phone at age 10 the New York Times reports. At that age, children lack the basic foundations of impulse control and important judgement making skills, but in many instances these children now have access to the internet and all that that entails. Read the full article in the […]

Turning cell phones into learning tools

Turning cell phones into learning tools

Students of Holley Navarre Middle School could get a lesson in good character via their cell phones starting last week through a new program rolled out by teacher Jeff Strumeyer. Posters baring QR codes, machine-readable codes of black and white squares, lined the hallways enticing students to take a scan and get a Positive Behavior […]

Danger lurks in phone apps

Danger lurks in phone apps

Social media applications and websites have allowed more people to be connected than ever before across vast distances. Some of these apps and sites even make it possible for users to meet complete strangers in their area, but there is danger in these tools. Bullies use them to target children even when they are at […]

The two-year contract for AT&T vanishes

The two-year contract for AT&T vanishes

While nearly all other wireless providers had already foregone offering two-year service contracts, the large cellphone service-provider, AT&T, has continued to offer this option for its customers. However, in a recent nationwide policy change, AT&T announced early this year that as of Jan. 8, the popular cellphone service-provider would no longer offer such contracts. The […]