[Surfnetkids: 22 May 2013] Texting While Driving

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#1. May 22, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Did you check out last week’s post about my 60th birthday wish? I am fundraising to provide life-saving heart surgery for a disadvantaged child that couldn’t otherwise afford it. After the doctors donate their time, it still costs $10,000 to save a child’s life. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not running, biking, racing, or swimming to raise money. I am simply AGING for a CAUSE.

And the punchline? I did it! My friends, family and readers helped me raise $10,610 so far. WOO HOO! We have saved the life of a child.

But there is still time for you to join us, and even a $10 gift is meaningful. Won’t you check it out?

Be sure to watch the video: http://www.barbarafeldman.com/my-60th-birthday-wish/

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Texting While Driving

by Barbara J. Feldman

Texting While Driving Printable (** for premium members only)

According to the 2009 Pew Internet study on Teens and Distracted Driving half of all teens say they’ve been a passenger in a car with a driver who texted while driving. This is scary stuff, and as parents and educators we need to get this message across. This week’s batch of websites will help.

Distracted Driving
“One text or call could wreck it all. Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2011 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes.” This official US government site is published by the National Highway Traffic Administration and the Department of Transportation. Visit for facts, statistics, state by state laws, and ways for both teens and parents to get involved in a solution. Parents can influence their kids by having the talk, making a family pledge, and knowing the laws in their state.

Distracted Driver Accidents
Best clicks at Distracted Driver Accidents include statistics, safe driving tips, and the infographic, all which can be found in the horizontal nav menu. “Distracted driving puts everyone on the road in danger. Some of the most common types of distracted driving include: texting and driving, eating while driving, grooming and driving, talking to passengers, cell phones, smart phones, GPS, eating while driving, watching a video, using the radio.”

Impact Teen Drivers
Founded in 2007 by California firefighters and teachers, Impact Teen Drivers aims to spread driver safety through education. “And of the 5,500 teenagers killed in car accidents last year; 75 percent of the accidents had nothing to do with drugs or alcohol. Text messaging, eating, applying makeup and adjusting music are among the main killers.” Best clicks are the photo galleries (most are pretty graphic), tips for teen (16 Tips You Already Knew), and the Probability Wheel (which will show you how much certain driving behaviors increase the probability of an accident.)

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Texting While Driving Printable
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Driver’s Ed Printable

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