Related News: The dangers of sexting: decoding your teens’ texts

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled The dangers of sexting: decoding your teens’ texts.

Teenagers are attached to their cell phones today like no other piece of technology in history.

Smartphones can do almost anything, from social media to shopping, calling and texting.

But when texting turns nasty, that’s when problems start. Texting becomes ‘sexting’ when the text becomes sexual in nature.

When Mike and Rebecca Ellis found out their son Cole, a straight-A student athlete, was involved in a sexting situation, they’ll be the first to admit they overreacted.

“First it was calm, then it got to be where it got aggressive in questioning, how did this all come about? I think in my role as leader of the household, I overstepped my boundaries as it relates to embarrassing Cole, his moral fiber and what he stood for; that was not my intention. If I could replay that day, that day would never have occurred,” said Mike Ellis.

Rebecca was shocked to learn Cole had been deleting sexts, hoping the messages and pictures would go away.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Drivers warned over smartwatch use in cars

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The BBC published an article titled Drivers warned over smartwatch use in cars.

Motorists are being warned about the dangers of using a smartwatch while driving.

Accidents caused by drivers distracted by the devices would result in severe penalties, a Department for Transport (DfT) spokesman said.

“If records show you were texting from said watch,” the spokesman said, “you’ve given police enough material to be able to charge you.”

He added: “We are considering a number of further options to deter drivers.”

Source: BBC