Resources

Dear Smartphone On Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/dearsmartphone/

A totally fun site to visit so please join in and share. How should we communicate graphically about our smartphones?  When words fail us…and pictures command! Growing organically.

Online Parenting:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org

Common Sense Media empowers parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology…(from mission statement). Launched in 2003. West Coast/SF based.

https://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood educates the public about commercialism’s impact on kids’ well being and advocates for the end of child-targeted marketing. (from mission statement). Founded in 2000. East Coast/Boston based.

Distracted Driving:

 https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/motorvehicle/topics/distracteddriving/default.html

The CDC (Center for Disease Control/gov) site describes the three sources of distracted driving and examines distracted driving in the context of a public health problem. Distracted driving occurs because of manual distraction ( for example, reaching for the smartphone), visual distraction (for example, looking at the phone screen) and finally cognitive distraction (not paying full attention to driving).

My blog and articles on vehicles, driving, and technology:

https://www.grayhomesgreencars.com

  Teaching Seniors To Use Smart Phones and Tablets:

AARP site with  instructional videos:

https://aarptek.aarp.org/tablets-phones/

Another site with free and useful instructional videos:

https://techboomers.com/courses

Screen Time:

A new Screen Time feature in iOS 12 details how much time you’re spending on your device and using individual   https://www.macworld.com/article/3305557/ios/how-to-use-screen-time-in-ios.html.

You do not have to have the latest phone model to install the iOS 12 operating system.

Here is a discussion of ScreenTime on the Apple smartphone, vis a vis  Digital Well Being for Android devices.  https://www.macworld.com/article/3295880/ios/android-digital-wellbeing-vs-ios-screen-time.html

A Snapshot of Smartphone Growth: 

Pew Research regularly tracks and polls American households to track changes in how we use our smartphones.

http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/mobile/