Wednesday, July 29, 2009

From the division of common sense.......

Do we really need a law on the books that outlaws texting while driving? Would seem to me that this should fall under common sense. And lest you misunderstand what I'm saying here, I am all in favor of people getting tickets for this very dangerous act.

And while we are on the topic of cell phones, I really need to know why they are needed by kids nowadays? I'm sure it causes a distraction in schools and makes some kids who don't have one feel inferior to those who do. I feel if the kids can afford to pay for it themselves then they are entitled to it, but they should be taught some responsibility also. In some cases, parents abdicate some of their responsibilities by giving their preteens cell phones.

.....bring back the days when I got detention for chewing gum in algebra class.....

6 comments:

J. Moses(Tri-State Media Watch Editor) said...

I was in high school not all that long ago (2004), and at the time, Boone County Schools made it a policy that no cell phones could be carried by any student except volunteer firefighters who might be on call. I saw quite a few people get their phones taken away. I, however, wasn't one of those people...as I didn't start carrying a phone until after graduation. And when I went to NKU, I would turn it off during class...

Oh and I don't text while in dangerous locations. If I'm on a sidewalk and not in danger, that's one thing...but when going through the I-75/I-71/KY 18 interchange along KY 18, I do not touch my phone until after I'm through the interchange and out of danger.

Gin said...

Not that you asked for one, but AMEN!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You chewed gum in Algebra class? SHAME ON YOU CLIFF!!!!

Ms Hen said...

Common Sense... what happened to common sense... ??

Pat Jenkins said...

if you are like me and don't have any friends there is no need for a phone!!

Syd said...

I agree with you. I have read that the obsession with texting is interfering with interpersonal communication. I believe it.