Digital Manners Matter When It Comes To Cellphone Use

Digital Manners Matter When It Comes To Cellphone Use

Cellphones are a part of everyday life, but that doesn’t mean they should be used at every moment in the day.

In fact, there are many occasions where cellphone use will be considered rude.

Mary Kaitlyn Boykin, a UScellular Store Manager in Wilson, says most of us have witnessed someone using their phone in places like restaurants, public transportation or movie theaters.

Boykin reminds it’s not just talking on the phone that can be considered impolite.

These days, people may scroll Facebook, watch movies and stream music loudly while in the company of others.

Boykin suggests being aware of your surroundings and situation.

You can turn your phone on vibrate when you enter stores, places of worship or other social settings.

A recent UScellular survey shows exactly where residents believe cellphone use of any kind is inappropriate:

  • 60% of people deem a place of worship as a place or situation where phone usage is inappropriate
  • Using your phone while on a date and in a movie theatre were next at 52%
  • Dinner with family and friends – 40%
  • Special events – 36%

Also, it is never appropriate to text while driving.

July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month.