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DoSomething.org’s Thumb Wars Campaign Against Texting & Driving

With car crashes being the leading killer of teens in the U.S., it’s impossible to ignore the issue of texting & driving any longer. DoSomething.org and Sprint have a new campaign to combat this growing issue. Thumbs Wars: Teens vs. Texting & Driving empowers teens to join the fight, get their friends involved and report back on how they’re taking a stand against texting & driving.


ThumbWars.org

The campaign will run through the summer. During that time, teens can visit ThumbWars.org to learn how to help increase awareness about this important issue. On the site, teens can also order thumb sock to prevent them from texting & driving and enter a bumper sticker design contest to spread further awareness.


Comic Relief

While texting & driving is no laughing manner, comedians Joel McHale and Ken Jeong, co-stars from NBC’s hit series Community, star in the campaign’s PSA, where they start a thumb war and encourage teens to join the fight against texting & driving:



Thumb Socks

Teens are encouraged to use thumb socks to spread awareness for the campaign through a variety of ways including giving them to their friends, keeping them in their car as a reminder, hosting a Thumb War tournament about the cause, or updating their Facebook profile with a photo of them wearing the thumb socks.


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Tati-00
Tati-00 posted in Family Issues:
I would also talk to them and tell them how you feel. If they still say they are signing you up for the membership as a 13 year old and it scares you that much I would just tell them to leave you off the membership until you do turn 13.
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Tati-00
Tati-00 posted in Family Issues:
I think every house has some drama going on in it everyday. In my house my Mom is a divorced mother of 3 kids. My older sister is away at college but when she was here there were yelling matches between my mom and her about staying out too late and getting a speeding ticket. Also with my mom being the only one raising us she has to work full time leaving me to watch my little brother who is 10 after he gets home from school. There also can be some battles that go on there and my mom doesn't want to here it from me or him when she walks through the door after work. I just try to not make it all personal and chalk it up to the stress of everyday life.
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american_brit
"Tati-00" wrote:I would tell your mother no. I mean she shouldn't be like a dictator and force it on you. I hardly wear any make-up and my mom loves that.
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Tati-00
Tati-00 posted in Family Issues:
I would tell your mother No. I mean she shouldn't be like a dictator and force it on you. I hardly wear any make-up and my mom loves that.
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american_brit
Hey! Yeah, I'm also one of those girls who doesn't wear makeup either... maybe on a rare occasion? Or if pestered into it.  I definitely understand where you're coming from with this. My mom doesn't exactly try to get me to wear it, but is she did, I wouldn't be to happy out this either. Don't feel bad. You're beautiful no matter what; makeup doesn't  define you -unless, of course you let it...  She probably wants you to feel "more grown up,"  or thinks it's nice for a "young lady," or that'll "boost your confidence." I don't know, there could be plenty of reasons.  If you feel uncomfortable the best thing to do would be to talk to her about it. Respectfully tell how you really feel and make sure she's listening. 
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