The Distracted Mind

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Drivers are four times more likely to crash while talking on the phone, and 23 times more likely while texting. This is a valuable video for adolescents to watch, as it reviews the dangers of inattention blindness while driving and emphasizes the need to disregard distractions that can hijack focus during important situations.

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Pros

  • Includes extensive additional resources on distracted driving
  • Discusses the brain's inability to handle more than one complex task at a time
Cons

  • As this is a short video, it would be best used as a hook to a lesson rather than as a stand-alone instructional activity