Could you give up texting?Mikey 14 comments
The NYT is running an interesting article on the merits of banning your kids form text messaging. The father in question puts an almost draconian case forward and could be considered lidite-ish if his solution didn't involve another form of faceless technology - "Why can't kids just talk to each other on the phone?". But he's only concerned with the social impact that sending 100 text messages per day was having on his daughter. That's a lot of texting.
As a father myself I can understand although my girls are way too young to text (they're still learning to read). But I also realise that this is how kids communicate these days and it's something I expect to happen as they get older - or be it what ever form of communication is hip with them years from now. Did I just say hip?
What this particular father may not be considering is that banning his kids from texting may be counter productive, because all the other kids are doing it and that leaves his kids feeling feeling like social outcasts.
What about you? Could you give it up? Do you think your kids (even yours) would get any benefit from giving it up?