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Jefferson Award winner Deb Levine (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Teens Benefit From New Tech

Nielsen research shows the average teen sends more than 3,000 texts a month. So what better way to reach them with an important message about health? That’s exactly what this week’s Jefferson Award winner is doing.

05/16/2012

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CA Office Of Traffic Safety Looks At Technology To Stop Distracted Driving

The Office of Traffic Safety is hoping technology will put an end to the dangerous practice of distracted driving.

05/16/2012

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California Proposal Would Create Fines For Calling, Texting On A Bike

A bill up for debate in the California Senate Transportation Committee would make bike riders subject to fines similar to those imposed on drivers who are caught using a mobile device behind the wheel.

04/24/2012

Google Nexus One (L) and Apple iPhone(R) (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Study Shows Importance Of Teaching Kids About Cyber Bullying

A new study shows that more than 90 percent of third-graders are already online, and 20 percent have their own cell phones. By middle school, over 90 percent have phones, which they use to go online and to text.

04/10/2012

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Stanford Study Links Electronic Media Usage With Girls’ Social, Emotional Development

The study by two Stanford professors found that the amount of media multitasking correlated negatively with their social success.

01/30/2012

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Feds Say California Ban On Cell Phone Driving Should Be National

Federal accident investigators on Tuesday recommended all 50 states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies.

12/13/2011

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Sexting Less Widespread Than Originally Thought

A study by the Crimes Against Children Research Center that will appear in the January 2012 issue of Pediatrics shows that sexting among teens happens far less than previously thought.

12/05/2011

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Tech Report: The Smartphone’s Social Secret

A recent study tracking people’s cellphone habits revealed something researchers might not have expected. The Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 13% of adults have faked being on the phone to avoid someone they didn’t want to talk to.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/16/2011

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Calif. State Senate Adds ‘Sexting’ To School Infractions

So-called “sexting” would be added to the list of infractions that school officials can cite to expel students under a bill passed by the state Senate.

CBS San Francisco–05/31/2011

Muni rider Shawn Higgins said he used a mirror to record video of an operator texting while driving a 24-Divisadero bus in late February. (CBS)

Muni Texter Found Driving Again Despite Suspension

A Muni passenger who caught an operator texting while driving a bus was shocked to find her behind the wheel once again Thursday.

KPIX 5–04/21/2011

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