There’s a good chance you’re a cellular jerk, even if you’re not aware of it. There are 30 million more active cell phones in the U.S. than there are people, and poor cellular etiquette is on the rise. If you’ve ever read a short text message while driving, you’ve traveled the equivalent of a football field while functionally blindfolded. Three-fourths of adults admit to taking a call while driving, which amounts to a lot of distracted drivers. For the collegiate population, 90% of students have sent text messages while in class, and 10% of students confess to texting during an exam. 75% of college students sleep with their phones in or near their bed, and 25% own up to texting during sex — a far cry from sexting. And poor cellular manners means poor restroom etiquette, as 247.5 million cell phones in the U.S. (three in four) have spent time e-mailing, texting, or gaming while their user was on the john. This amounts to disaster: 20% of people drop their cell phone in the toilet, and 16% of mobile phones contain traces of fecal matter. Gross. While almost everyone (90%) believes they have excellent mobile manners, texting during sex, the movies, and speaking loudly on a call while in public are all common tech fouls that are on the rise.


Presented by: OnlineCollege.org