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FCC Forum On the Issues of Texting


Today, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 a Generation Mobile Forum took place in DC. The event presented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held the forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges around mobile technology use, including privacy, cyberbullying, sexting, and addictive behavior. There will be a recorded webcast live soon, http://reboot.fcc.gov/live/.

The forum included remarks by Chairman Julius Genachowski and a live video chat with actress and comedian Jane Lynch, currently staring in the TV show, Glee. Lynch serves on The LG Text Ed campaign, which is designed to help parents of teens become more aware of risky mobile phone behavior, such as driving while texting and sexting. The LT campaign also includes a series of public service announcements featuring Lynch.

A recent FCC surveys indicates cell phone ownership among children has increased 68 percent in the past five years and typical teens send a text message every 10 minutes during waking hours.

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