Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Parenting Distracted Kids | 3 Ways Kids Could Get Themselves Killed Crossing the Street
An organization called Safe Kids did a study. They watched 34,325 middle and high school kids cross the street in 17 different states.
Boy, doesn’t that sound like fun.
Here is what they found out.
Be ready to get scared:
1. 2% of kids crossing the street were playing video games. That’s 684 kids!
2. 20% of kids were talking on their cell phones. That’s 6,840 kids!
3. 39% of kids were texting while walking across the road. That’s 13,600 kids.
All of them weren’t paying attention. The rest were probably doing their homework … not.
What makes the problem even bigger is the number of parents (or big people) who don’t pay attention while they are driving!
It is illegal to drive and text and drive and hold your cell phone. But do you think that really stops people?
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People not paying attention while they drive through cross walks where kids don’t pay attention while they are crossing is a recipe for disaster.
More than half (51%) of all pedestrian deaths are kids aged 15 to 19.
They probably didn’t see it coming. But then neither did the people who ran over them either.
Put your phone down while you are on the move. That’s a pretty simple strategy.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.