As part of AT&T’s ongoing “It Can Wait” program, teens in Washington D.C. last week got to experience firsthand the dangers of texting while driving – without having to suffer the real consequences. The Texting While Driving Simulator was featured during a teen safety fair in the nation’s capital, in an effort to discourage teens from engaging in distracted driving.
South Korean Texters Take First Prize at First World Texting Championship
Last week teenagers from all over the world met up in Manhattan for the first ever World Texting Championship. As teams competed, the competition played on the screen in the form of video games. For example, the faster they texted, the faster their “racing car” made its way on screen for the audience. In the end, South Korea took home the grand prize for $100,000. Coming in second place was the American team which consisted of two teenage girls. They went home with $20,000.
Serial Texting Teen Earns 2 Grand for Safe Texting Essay
A while back there was a story circulating about a teen that racked up a $5,000 bill for her parents when she picked up a bad texting habit. After hearing this story, Predicto Mobile offered the teen 2 grand towards her education in exchange for her writing an essay about the importance of “safe texting”, so that other kids could gain “insight on various ways youth and their families can practice more responsible telecommunication practices”.