Texting wasn’t even around just a few years ago.
A few days ago, I read this article from Yahoo saying that 1/3 of teens with a cell phone send more than 100 texts a day!
For me, one that deals with teens on a daily basis, this is important information.
It tells me that teens today would much rather read my text than take my phone call.
This wasn’t so when most of you (or even I) were teens.
It seems like the days of late night phone conversations with friends are all but over.
It seems like even the days of AIM are coming to a close.
The world is changing.
The way we communicate with our world is changing.
The aspects of relationship are changing.
You – as a parent, a pastor, a teacher, a friend, a brother, or a sister can battle the changing world, or figure out how to leverage the newly adopted preferences of the world.
The question is, what are we doing to reach the current generation in a way that leverages how they choose to communicate?
How are you monitoring what your teen says in texts?
How are you using texts to reach a new generation?
How are your relationships being changed by a new form of communication?
We can fight the changes in our culture, or we can use them as leverage for our message.
What other changes are happening in our culture that we need to leverage for maximum impact?
Are these texting statistics alarming in any way?