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Parents' Guide to

Don't Text Me

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A "gr8" idea, but doesn't stop incoming "txts."

App iPhone , iPod Touch Free Other
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Texting and driving are a dangerous combination - and DON'T TEXT ME deserves some measure of praise for attempting to address it. Notifying contacts that you're driving or working (or otherwise unavailable) is an easy process, but it overlooks a couple of major issues. While it's easy to ask friends not to ping you, it's ultimately their choice -- and if they do, you'll receive those texts without any interruption. Just as importantly, if you're frequently in and out of the car (or in class or meetings) and use this app regularly, friends may get frustrated with the frequency of the messages. 

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 12, 2010
  • Category: Other
  • Publisher: Dr. Sev LLC
  • Version: 2.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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