Texting http://ripr.org en RI Teens Making Healthier Choices? That Depends. http://ripr.org/post/ri-teens-making-healthier-choices-depends <p>It depends on what you define as progress, or on what you define as an acceptable risk.</p><p>Every two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts out results from its latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey, or YRBS. Teens are surveyed about all kinds of risky and healthy behaviors, from how likely they are to wear a bike helmet to whether or not they've eaten fruits or vegetables in the past week, as well as the usual suspects like smoking and unprotected sex.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:17:06 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 35251 at http://ripr.org Anti Texting and Driving Campaign Brought to South Kingstown High School http://ripr.org/post/anti-texting-and-driving-campaign-brought-south-kingstown-high-school <p>Texting while driving continues to be a leading cause in highway fatalities among young people.</p><div><p>A safety campaign continues in local high schools to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving.</p><p></p><p></p><p>About 270 students at South Kingstown High School signed a “pledge wall” on Thursday, promising to refrain from texting and driving.</p><p>The “It Can Wait” campaign is a national effort fronted by AT&amp;T and headed locally by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office in partnership with the Department of Transportation.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:55:25 +0000 Dylan Weisser 16141 at http://ripr.org Anti Texting and Driving Campaign Brought to South Kingstown High School