|Written by Bill Hanks|
More children than ever before are using cell phones. ¬†It is important that parents teach their children of how to use their phone with the proper etiquette. ¬†This article reviews the ten commandments of cell phone use.
1. ¬†Be respectful of those you are with. ¬†If you are in a group, consider the people you are with first and then your call.
2. ¬†Use voice mail for non urgent calls.
3. ¬†Set a good example for those around you, including younger children.
4. ¬†Text when you aren't busy. ¬†Text¬†distractions can lead to problems and accidents.
5. ¬†Never text when you are driving.
6. ¬†If you are driving a motorized vehicle, pull over and call or talk. ¬†Many states have laws against driving and phone usage.
7. ¬†Stash your phone when attending meetings or eating out with friends.
8. ¬†Keep private time in it's proper place. ¬†Don't use your phone when using a restroom.
9. ¬†Do not argue on phone. ¬†Instead discuss and keep emotions under control. ¬†It is hard to take back what you say on a phone call or text message.
10. ¬†Avoid foul language, jokes, stories and improper conversation.
11. ¬†Don't let service personnel wait on you. ¬†If you are in a restaurant, don't talk on the phone and have the waitress wait for you to finish your conversation. ¬†This is very rude.
12. ¬†Don't ignore quiet zones. ¬†Be respectful of these areas.
These are excellent rules to always follow. ¬†They are also great for teaching your children how to properly use a cell phone.