Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.” ~ Brene Brown
My oldest son is 12 and I am noticing him keeping his phone right by his side, trying to look at it during mealtime, and sometimes choosing to engage with his phone over me! Say what? 😉 But it’s not all bad news. How about the possibility that there is an unexpected upside to sexting? I’m as shocked as you, but it seems that it’s easier to discuss touchy sexual subjects while texting than in person. “The researchers found that teens who text about condoms were four times more likely to actually use protection when compared to teens didn’t text about condoms with their partners. They also found that the odds of practicing safer sex doubled among teens who regularly texted not only about condoms and pregnancy prevention but also about sexual limits.”
INSPIRATION IN ACTION: Consider what your house rules are for phones and other devices. Do they need to be updated to be more strict or to lighten up?