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Teens & Texting: Setting Boundaries
7 Messaging Apps That Parents Should Be Aware Of - Netsanity
Text messaging has become second nature to most of us today. Even though trade analysts keep telling us that texting is all but dead now that we have video calling, the short message service is thriving better than ever. Text messages are the simplest way to have a private conversation with someone despite being surrounded by people. This is by far the most appealing aspect of text messaging. When you have your phone set on silent or vibration mode, you can send and receive texts without garnering the attention of others around you. Text messaging has actually been a boon for precision in communication.
All those messaging apps are OK, but teens in the US still heavily prefer traditional texting
In this high-tech modern world, you might find it handy to have this list of encouraging text messages to send your teens on hand for inspiration. She enjoys the depth and convenience of electronic Bible-reading and devotional apps. The adults in our home have it, too.
Messaging apps are everywhere: Facebook has Messenger and WhatsApp, Snapchat is ubiquitous among teens, and special-purpose apps like Kik, Yik Yak, and Whisper are all having their time in the sun as well. But despite all these choices, US teens still prefer the good old text message. Texting is still the only universal way to get in touch with all your friends at least if they have a cell phone with text capabilities, and who doesn't?