One of the most dangerous misuses of social media is not about the content of a text message, but rather when the message is being composed or read. Texting while driving is a serious problem, more like an epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, driving while texting is the cause of thousands of deaths every year.
If you are looking for texting-while-driving resources appropriate for high school and above, we recommend visiting AT&T’s “It Can Wait” website.
In addition to a texting-while-driving simulator, a downloadable activation kit, and a text-free driving pledge, the site also includes the recently released 35-minute Documentary – It Can Wait. The documentary focuses on four separate accidents – and the aftermath – and includes both victims and perpetrators. While not easy to watch, the message to put your phone away while driving is so compelling, from start to finish, we predict the documentary could have a life changing and, hopefully, a life-saving impact on young drivers (and their parents).