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Mobile Phones A Distraction For Walking Kids

By Kellie Heywood

Adults have long been warned about the perils of mobile phone use while driving, but young pedestrians should take care as well.

While mobile/cell phones can be seen as a way of keeping children safe, a study suggests that they could be a dangerous distraction for pre-adolescent children when crossing streets. It may be that in addition to teaching kids “to look both ways” we should also be saying “put your mobile/cell phone away first”.

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