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Smart phones, dumb choices: Five dangerous trends of student cell phone use

By Whitney Gibson
May 27th, 2014

The last thing educators want to see is one of their students hurt or taken away in handcuffs

student-cell-phone-bullyingSeveral years ago, a school’s greatest concern regarding cell phones revolved around the risk of them ringing in class. Today, there are much greater worries that educators, parents and students themselves need to be aware of in and out of the classroom.

From sexting to cyberbullying, a momentary lapse in judgment on a smart phone or through social media can have lifelong consequences. Here are five digital trends that every educator should know about.

Watch this clip on how to beat cyberbullying.

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