THE SAFE, POLITE, QUIET PHONE PLEDGE (SQP)
"use my phone" as referenced in this pledge = calls, texts, games, photo-taking, e-mails, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or any other social media, checking-in, surfing or shopping
- •1. BE SAFE! I will not use my phone while driving, walking or riding. I will only use my phone if I am not moving, not on a horse or bicycle, not in an elevator, restaurant or theatre.
- •2. BE NOT DISTRACTED! I will not use my phone while steering. If I make or take a call while driving a car, I will do so handsfree. If the call can wait, I will not make or take it while I am driving.
- •3. BE POLITE! I will not use my phone when my attention should be on the person(s) I am with face-to-face. If I absolutely must use my phone, I will excuse myself and do so out of sight and hearing of others and at least 10 feet from the closest person.
- •4. BE QUIET! I will use "silent" or vibrate features on my phone as often as possible for beeps, ringers, keyboard clicks, etc. and I will not use loud, obnoxious tones or ringers. I will not use the speaker phone feature or speak out loud to Siri or other voice dictation unless I am alone or in conference with others in the room.