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Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Parent's Perspective on Texting

Data use and technology have changed the way we interact and receive information. Using technology and data was a gradual release for my youngest son. We began with a pre-paid cellular telephone and moved to a telephone that gave him more minutes and text messaging capabilities.

In his senior year, we bought a smart phone with a data plan. From the beginning, we had pointed discussions about...
...the content of his text messages and the dangers associated with sending inappropriate content. I reminded him that text messages were recorded, and I even threatened to have our carrier print his messages. That helped him consider the content of his messages.

Contributed by Veda Pendleton McClain, Ph.D., parent-writer, Today's Family magazine.
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