Texting vs Sexting

Take a breath all you parents of those children old enough to have a cell phone. I am sure you have now heard of what the kids are doing with their cell phones – it’s called “Sexting”. Instead of texting messages, they are taking suggestive, semi-nude and nude photos and forwarding them to friends and acquaintances.

Major trouble here. I know that the sexual inclination begins with most kids at 12 or so – some earlier than others. It’s natural. But this new trend is dangerous in more ways than one. First it prods the urges a bit and could lead to “action” vs. just taking photos. We have enough teen pregnancies and diseases due to early sexual activities.

The second danger is that these kids can be charged with the offense of “sexual predator” if they are caught! Under 18 makes them guilty if caught – EVEN if it’s just the natural inquisitive mind and sexual arousal of normal kids. They can be tagged for the offense and that will follow them all of their lives.

Pay attention! Personally I think kids under eighteen could do without a cell phone. The reason I think is simple. Plans can be made, secrets can be kept, parties can be designated, and trouble is on the horizon if cell phones are available to all.

A cell phone for an emergency is GREAT. A phone that can only dial 911 or home. Simple and effective. All teens like to be left on their own to plan their lives, but they are teens – not adults! This is a real problem right now.

It is also a problem because no matter what law is put into action, there are still so many people using their cell phone while driving it is a wonder there aren’t many more accidents.
New drivers simply cannot pay attention and talk on the phone. You can only do one thing at a time effectively – really!

Lastly, cell phones are interrupting the natural conversations between teenagers and their friends. You’ve seen a group walking and 3 out of 5 are on their phone. The communication with REAL people REALLY with you is suffering. Haven’t you even noticed a mama pushing a baby stroller, holding a toddler’s hand and busy on the phone? So busy she’s not paying attention to what’s really important – her children.

I don’t know what can be done about these things, but please try to be cognizant of the problems. Awareness can help. You might stop a potential problem from arising, or perhaps save a life by keeping your eyes open and also, the line of communication between you and your children.

Take a breath now and ask God to help! He’s still there you know. Waiting to hear from you.

21 Responses to “Texting vs Sexting”

  1. vhhp Says:

    I respect all your feelings, Marsha

  2. Alex Says:

    YOU are retarded !!!!

  3. Alex Says:

    haha u make no sense txting is cool nd ur jus jealous

  4. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    OMG I am not jealous. I am a mother of three grown children, have 6 grandchildren and have probably had more great sex and relationships in my life than you ever will! Retarded I am not. Jealous neither.

    I have an honest and intelligent concern for the world’s children and have a one hundred percent right to express my opinions and experience. So do you.

    Have a great day Alex and leave CHILDREN alone. Never said it’s not fine for adults to do as they choose.

  5. Alex Says:

    jeez calm down..cnt say crap anymor!

  6. Alex Says:

    freakin ridiculous person…hehehe u sed omg lmao

  7. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Morning Alex. Sure you can say crap! That is one great thing about the internet. lmao-what does that mean? I don’t know text vocabulary…never claimed to know. I am not absurd (ridiculous). Now strange or eccentric (freakin) – you may be right! I would prefer to think of myself as unique and free spirited! Also, I am REALLY calm. I just have strong opinions and like to stick to MY philosophy of what is right and wrong. Don’t have to change that for anyone. At least I am making you hee hee and think.

    It’s a beautiful day!

  8. vhhp Says:

    Dear Marsha J.O’Brien,
    The feelings expressed are of your own and you need not change or need not have to calm down. I feel Alex is provoking you to learn some words of the net and may be he is making you come out more rigorous. Thanks Alex, for doing so! I think you want Marsha to come out with more strong words, No? Good work. if we want to make others understand to be correct, we need to go wrong, to make them understand the correct way, and that may be your work.
    With very best to all your loved ones! Thanks for your concern, ALEX!

  9. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thank you very very much. Appreciate it. Maybe Alex needs my stress management class. 🙂

  10. V. Hari Hara Prasad Says:

    I was fearing Alex’s words may stop you in expressing your ideas that much feely as before. You are right! Elders’ guidance is essential for all. Hope you should start start the stress management classes on the net. All the very best to you. Hope mankind needs a powerful woman like you, to be as its guide and philosopher, who wishes to guide others, instead of just whiling away time, which is the precious gift by the almighty!

    Dear Alex: Are we loosing anything if we support anything good? Why not you express your full feelings? I do respect feelings of others, if they are of good. Hope you understand.

  11. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    You are too kind. I do have a stress management blog where I try to cover all areas of stresses in this life. Have a really easy contest on it – free to enter and I think some nice prizes. http://www.stressmanagementmagic.com/2010/02/contest-stress-free/

    Any advice or thoughts I share comes from experiences in life, counseling many people over twenty plus years, and the gifts my Father has shared with me. We are supposed to love one another, and I think there is more than enough negativity floating around the web.

    I appreciate your support! Have a wonderful day!

  12. V. Hari Hara Prasad Says:

    When there is negative or zero potential, then the real value of positive potential comes to light or understood. Where there is ridiculing, affection and love also will be there along. Without it, no one dares to talk to us. or no one care about us.

  13. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    True statements. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    I have a contest with great prizes on my website…it’s free. Please check it out if you want to do so.

    http://www.stressmanagementmagic.com/2010/02/contest-stress-free/

  14. Bryan Paino Says:

    following this blog, great stuff!

  15. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thank you very much! 🙂

  16. V. Hari Hara Prasad Says:

    Dears – Marsha, Alex and Bryan…

    Any one lives to a maximum extent of 100 years and in some very very special cases, can extend to 120 and not beyond. We have already crossed the half or even a greater chunk. It is true! in this age, we need to show better path to the people who are novices.
    In our native HINDI language poetry, there is a saying that “Wise persons will not keep quiet when they know something – they tell it to others… and will listen to wise people, when they are telling something.

    Hats off Marsha, for your on going work!

  17. V. Hari Hara Prasad Says:

    Marsha, why is the “stressmanagement” blog’s account suspended? what happened? write to me to vhpmak@gmail.com please!

  18. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    I am so taken back by your comments above, I am not sure how to respond.
    You surely made my day and my heart feels like it’s headed in the right direction!
    Thank you so very much!

  19. porn bud Says:

    I have few blogs, I see that each day. persons are replaying to my posts without reading it, some of them, simply learn the title and then comment.Barry

  20. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    I can see why with that name…but my curious mind forced me to look you up. It’s hard to imagine commenting before you know anything….but there ares probably a larger number of people that do it than I know!

    When I tell people I am Christian – they immediately form a picture of what I believe and who I am – but in order to know what I believe and who I am, you’d have to have a conversation with me before making a judgment, or it would be wrong. 🙂

    Thanks for mentioning this. Have a wonderful day!

  21. V. Hari Hara Prasad Says:

    More than one and a half years of time gone by. I could not visit the blog. Mrs. Marsha, Hope you are there, on your mission. if so, do just mail me to vhpmak@gmail.com

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