Technology can make our lives easier in many ways, however it can also cause a lot of problems. Texting is a quick and easy way to connect with others, however problems can arise when we are constantly checking to see if anyone has sent us a message and need to respond immediately. When we can’t live without checking our cell phone all the time, it has become an addiction.
When people are obsessed with texting, they tend to ignore those around them and this results in relationship problems between families, spouses, friends, co-workers and other people who are in close contact.
Texting is now causing another serious issue. In an article I just read, new research shows that texting while driving has become the number one cause of death amongst teenagers behind the wheel. Drinking used to be the biggest cause, but now this has dropped to the number two cause. 3,000 teenagers die each year and another 30,000 are injured due to texting compared to 2,800 killed in drink driving and another 282,000 injured.
When are people going to learn that we don’t have to be connected to each other every minute of the day? How many more people have to die?
We need to teach our children how to use their cell phones in a responsible manner by talking to them and being a good example that they can follow. Are you addicted to texting? Are you texting while driving? Are you a good example?
Read the article about texting and driving at the following link http://techland.time.com/2013/05/14/study-more-teens-killed-texting-while-driving-than-by-drunk-driving/