“While smart phones provide easy outlets to connect and share with others; if used incorrectly, they can present big problems,” said General Landry.

 With schools set to release for break soon – Attorney General Jeff Landry is encouraging Louisiana parents, guardians, and students to add the “Be Smart with Your Smart Phone” booklet to their summer reading lists.

“While smart phones provide easy outlets to connect and share with others; if used incorrectly, they can present big problems,” said General Landry. “So with summer break fast approaching and the time being spent on these devices likely increasing, I hope all Louisianans take the time to learn ways to be smart with their smart phones.”

In a video released today, General Landry highlights some of the many public safety issues related to smart phones: including – but not limited to – texting while driving, cyber bullying, and talking to child predators. And he called on all Louisiana residents to read the “Be Smart with Your Smart Phone” booklet.

“From oversharing to embarrassing situations to dangerous predicaments, Louisiana youth and adults can run into serious (and sometimes legal) troubles by not being smart with their smart phones,” added General Landry. “So please take the time to read this booklet, share it with others, and help keep your loved ones safe.”

“Be Smart with Your Smart Phone” may be downloaded for free at http://www.agjefflandry.com/CyberSafety.

Contributed by AG Jeff Landry