For better or worse texting has now become a primary mode of communication for young people. As with other new technologies texting brings new wonderful opportunities for increased ease of communication and social networking. Unfortunately texting also brings with it a dark side filled with many inherent dangers. Texting has sometimes been used in very cruel ways to inflict social/emotional pain on others. Texting in conjunction with cyber-networking has opened up a whole new social world to young people that unfortunately provides many opportunities for abuse.
This book can be used for a classroom discussion on the topic of texting an individual student or adult who needs to learn the difference between positive texting and dangerous texting or for anyone who needs to learn all about the good the bad and the ugly of texting. The authors provide real-life stories about texting and an easy-to-follow thumbs up / thumbs down & double thumbs-down for a comprehensive list of texting behaviors and situations. It also provides periodic follow up discussion questions to help engage students in a conversation about each specific texting topic. This book also includes some guides and alerts to pass on to parents.