When kids do get caught sexting, the adult response is typically two-fold: First, it's met with shock; second, it elicits a knee-jerk reaction. In each of the sexting scandals above, for example, teens faced suspension from school, possible felony charges, or both. These severe penalties extended even to kids whose only crime was to have been the recipient of the sexually explicit message. Hardly fair.
We all know the tell-tale signs.... a hand over the right ear of the driver in front of us, someone driving 50 miles per hour on the Interstate. Or, the slow "lane drift" as the driver in front or beside you slowly creeps into your lane and then corrects his lane tracking before he does it all over again.
Device use can become an opportunity to not only connect with another person or find important information, it can be an opportunity to actually let go of some of your anxiety, to be more present for your next encounter with a person, and to be more effective at whatever task you engage in after using your device.