Cell Phones

Warning Signs for Parents In Teens’ Text Messages

Importance of Parents Knowing What Kids Do On Their Cell Phones

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An 18-year-old Sioux Falls man is behind bars. He’s accused of sending sexually-explicit text messages to a 14-year-old girl. According to police– had the situation escalated and words turned into actions– he may have faced more severe charges like sexual contact or statutory rape. The girl’s father stepped in after discovering the messages– and contacted law enforcement….

The Importance of Giving Kids a Break from Technology

Boys & Girls Club launches new social media detox program, "Around the Table"

Billy Mawhiney and Caitlin Hoffman, both with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire, talk about a new initiative for 2018 called “Around the Table”. Club officials say it’s become all too apparent how addicted to their phones kids have become and there are definitely downsides to the trend. Their goal is to help teach them the interpersonal…

“Caller Spoofs” Create Confusing Scenarios

South Dakota Better Business Bureau Seeing "Uptick" In Fake Calls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Caller “Spoofing” is causing confusion all over the country. With the help of a website or even a free app, scammers can cycle through phone numbers. Then, they can “spoof” a number, such as a personal cell phone, and call anyone. Jessie Schmidt, South Dakota State Director for the Better Business Bureau said in some cases, it can…