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.
The study by two Stanford professors found that the amount of media multitasking correlated negatively with their social success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Muni passenger who caught an operator texting while driving a bus was shocked to find her behind the wheel once again Thursday.
Termination proceedings have begun against a San Francisco Muni driver who was seen texting while operating a 24-Divisadero bus.
A passenger on San Francisco Muni said he was threatened by an operator after he recorded her texting while driving a bus.
April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month, as the CHP and local police agencies crack down on drivers who use handheld devices while driving.