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Cell Phone Courtesy Month in July

Welcome back to this week’s Liv North Scottsdale Blog post. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month! Through the month of July, remember to be courteous to others when using your cell phone. Be conscious of the things you post, when you pick up a call and remember proper etiquette when you need to excuse yourself to answer a phone call. There are times and places to use your cellular device, and a car is not one of them! Don’t text and drive! Keep yourself and others safe by observing National Cell Phone Courtesy Month this July and keep it going through the year!

Cell Phone Etiquette

  • Take time to talk face-to-face during meal times. You’re there to visit, right? To share an experience, so experience your time together by putting your phone away, or better yet turning it off for the duration of your meal. An effective motivation is for everyone to put their phones into the middle of the table during the meal. The first one to pick up their phone pays the tab or at least the tip. 
  • If you must keep your phone on, turn it to the silent or vibrate mode, excuse yourself to take a call, and be as brief as possible. This is especially important in business meetings, when you are out on a date, or having a family dinner. Focus instead on the function at hand. 

  • If you need to take a phone call during a social gathering, step aside and find a more private place to talk (but not the bathroom! That’s just gross). Return to the activity as soon as possible. 
  • Set up the night time feature on your phone when you go to bed so you won’t be distracted from getting to sleep by texts and phone calls. Use this feature during other times too, when you need to be able to focus on the task at hand. 

  • Use screen time as a reward for yourself after you accomplish a task. During the workday, put your phone in a drawer — out of sight, out of mind can be helpful. 

We hope these tips are helpful as you go about your week here in North Scottsdale, Arizona at your apartment or when you’re out and about.