whats everyones opinions on teenagers texting constantly? why are the rabbanim sooo against it?
I think that the problem with texting is that teenagers are no longer able to express themselves intelligently (or at all) because they are constantly texting. They don't know how to carry on conversations and they'll say things in their texts that they would never dream of saying out loud- thus leading them to talk to someone (probably of opposite gender), who they would never talk to in person. I think that this is why Rabbanim are so against it- teenagers are too addicted (and any addiction is bad) and they might come to have relationships that they would never have in "real" life.
It's almost as bad as posting here.
Due to the known hazards of texting one may only use it if he has the T9 installed.
There are many reasons they can be against it.
One which I know is going on is siblings are getting their brothers and sisters friend's numbers from each others Address list and texting and flirting, and, eventually meeting.
They start out anonymous to feel the other out. And being texting is private, many people go further than they would in public.
In my town, they follow up with meeting at the pizza parlor, 7-11, or lake. And it usually ruins their lives for a while.
This thing is WAY more rampant than adults realize.
HaLeiVi: Was that facetious? What difference does T9 make?
Sam2: Really? (Don't know about you, we're graduates from humor school). It's a play on the K9 thing.
It was just a pun.
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