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From sexting, text bullying and
generally speaking, texting has
made an impact socially, culturally
DEFINITION for texting, (ref-
Wikipedia): Text messaging
also known as texting refers to
the exchange of brief written
messages between mobile phones
over cellular networks.
Let's face the facts, texting is
making a huge impact within our
society, positively and negatively in
our communities and potentially,
in the wrong hands can be very
Yes I do agree, cellphones can
have a positive side. Mingled
with the right attitude, education
and throw in a bit of trust factor,
cellphones can be an effective tool
for communication between family
members and friends.
When it comes to texting I'm
definitely still at the starting block,
for me it can be practical to keep
in touch with family. It's also handy
working with youth because it's
a great way to be informed with
current trends, latest movement
and generally what's going down.
So often I see people
(predominantly youth) walking
down the street texting,
manoeuvring round objects
(namely people) without a glance
toward them, no greeting and
usually without missing a beat
That's either impolite or good
I wonder too that some text
messages can be so blunt and
rude that in the real world you
wouldn't even dare say that to
I think a text culture has
developed to psychologically
and emotionally detach oneself
from some reality and social
I listen to some parents and how
they have managed to adjust with
this device where restrictions have
been managed and monitored
pending on the age of their child.
Other comments which are valid is
the concern that uninvited guests
are being entertained in their
child's bedroom via texting.
Parents feel helpless knowing
some of the dangers associated
with either bullying, harassment
and child predators are connected
with texting while other parents
think it's fantastic for their youth.
I look forward to your comments
and thoughts about anything
pertaining to texting.
Contact me - or text - on 027 266
Texting has social impact
It is interesting to read that a cycle
race is mooted for the Milford
Road... I must say it feels unsafe
even going to Milford Sound in a
car these days, I would hate be
responsible for people on bicycles.
I seem to recall a Doubtful Sound
race mooted years ago. I don't
know what happened to that,
maybe it had the wrong name?
I guess the Sound of it seemed
Perhaps it could have been
marketed as the Dashwood
But one thing is for sure the
location would be a better option.
Ultimately if DOC or the
community can finish the Percy
Pass Cycle Route you could have
a world class race from Borland
Lodge to West Arm and Doubful
Sound. A sort of Tour de Fiordland!
The Milford Road is for Tour
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