Argumentative Essay About Texting

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Many teenagers consider texting to be an indispensable way to communicate. Texting allows you to keep in touch with anyone and everyone on your contact list—that is, unless your parents object. “My dad doesn’t like it when my sister and I talk to boys. If we do, it has to be on the landline phone, in the living room, and with others present.”—Lenore. What you should know: If you give out your number to just anyone, you can get into trouble. “If you aren’t careful about who knows your number, you’re bound to receive messages or pictures you don’t want.”—Scott. “If you regularly text a member of the opposite sex, you can get emotionally attached to that person very quickly.”—Steven. The Bible says: “Shrewd is the one that has seen the calamity…show more content…
Reread your message before you hit “Send”! When you text By using common sense, you can develop your own rules of texting—texting etiquette, as some call it. What you should know: If you don’t watch your texting manners, you’ll come off as rude and repel friends rather than attract them. “It’s easy to forget texting etiquette. I find myself in a conversation with someone or at the dinner table, and yet I’m texting at the same time.”—Allison. “It’s dangerous to be texting and driving. If you take your eyes off the road, you risk getting into an accident.”—Anne. The Bible says: “For everything there is an appointed time, . . . a time to keep quiet and a time to speak.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7) That applies to texting just as much as it does to talking! Texting tips Whom you text • ;-)Obey your parents’ guidelines.—Colossians 3:20. • ;-)Be selective about whom you give your number to. When you politely refuse to share private information—including your cell-phone number—you develop a skill that you’ll need as an adult. • ;-)Don’t become overly familiar by sending flirtatious text messages. If romantic feelings grow, you’re only inviting frustration and…show more content…
(Philippians 2:4) Don’t text while you’re trying to carry on a face-to-face conversation with someone. “I’ve set rules for myself, such as not texting people when I’m in a group of friends unless it’s necessary. I also don’t give out my number to people I’m not already close to.”—Janelly. Here’s a little survey. Texting quiz Scenario 1 You’ve been dating for six months, but you now realize that the person just isn’t right for you. Which would be the better text message to send to the person? A. “We’re through.” B. “We need to talk. When can we get together?” Correct answer: B. Unless circumstances make it inadvisable, it’s best to discuss in person the serious matter of breaking up.—Luke 6:31. Scenario 2 You receive a text message that contains a lewd photo of a schoolmate. What is your best option? A. Delete the photo immediately. B. Forward the photo to all your friends. Correct answer: A. “Sexting” degrades everyone involved. Refuse to be any part of it!—Ephesians 5:3, 4. Scenario 3 You’re at the dinner table with your family and a familiar tone alerts you that you just received a text message. What is your best option? A. Check the incoming message and assume that your family will excuse the
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