LG Text Ed - Moms Discuss Teens and Texting

UPDATE 11/22: The Interviews are in!

It’s been said that the “mobile safety talk” is the new “sex talk” ... just as difficult and just as important. Are parents putting it off until their children have already made some mobile mistakes? Each of the bloggers below has just had the “talk” with their own child and you’ll get to read their posts about how that talk went.

You can also read posts from previous weeks in which we discussed topics ranging from "Decoding Your Teen’s Texting Lingo" to "The Dangers of Texting and Driving"

Each comment left on the posts listed below benefits DoSomething.org with a $1 donation up to $5,000!

Kids' Age
19, 17, 6, 3

My 17-Year-Old Answers Your Questions About Texting
"I know a lot of people who’ve done it, but they’re all really stupid people," she said. "They want attention. And everybody makes fun of them." Read more>>

Kids' Age
11, 14

LG Texting Interview
I hope reading these questions can get the conversation going with you and your children. Bullying is nothing new but with cell phones and the Internet it is just getting a whole lot worse. Read more>>

Kids' Age
1.5, 16

Talking TextEd with Jon
Jon is a kid of few words, but when he does talk, it’s thoughtful. And having the conversation is the important first step.I asked him a few questions about sexting and safety, particularly when it comes to driving and texting, since those are the hot issues at this age. Read more>>

Kids' Age

Interview with a teen, part 2
I was pleased to see how well she would handle bad texts and it does make me more pleased to see that her school doesn't have a problem with this type of thing.
Read more>>

Kids' Age
19, 19, 16, 13

And Now Many Words From My Resident Texting Experts
While bullying has always been around - only technology could have taken it to the level it is today. Read more>>

Kids' Age
15, 11

Tween & Teen Interview… And Yes, I Learned Some Things
Have you had a conversation with your kids (or nephews/nieces, grandchildren) about texting, sexting and safety? Read more>>

Kids' Age
12, 10, 2

The Talk: Check
Lesson learned: take every opportunity to talk to your kids about things that are important, including sex and cell phones. Just don’t put it in capital letters. Read more>>

Kids' Age
14, 12, 8, 6

My Kids Give Their (Strong!) Opinions About Texting
Chatting with my four kids was a real eye-opener. While I confirmed several of my previously-held beliefs, I also saw clearly that I’m modelling behavior that I ask them to modulate Read more>>

Kids' Age
20, 18, 12

Trying to Find Out What the Hazards Are
Is the cell phone used for evil purposes in college, or by people you know? Do people send horrible pictures or terrorize each other?” Read more>>

Kids' Age
14, 12

I interview my daughters about texting, sexting and safety
Have you had a conversation with your teen or tween about texting, sexting and safety? If not, what's holding you back? Read more>>

Kids' Age
14, 18

Q and A with M and C
I sat the girls down and went over all the questions with them, and they gave me some further insights into the world of teens and texting. Read more>>

Kids' Age
18, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6

LG, Texting and My Kids - The Answers!
Check out how my kids answered questions about teenagers, texting, sexting and the very real concept that online safety could just be a fallacy. Read more>>

Kids' Age
21, 16

On Texting and Driving
Being a mom is never an easy task. Sometimes we talk with our kids about things that we'd rather chew off our left arm to get out of the death grip, but, being good parents, we do it anyway gosh darn it! Read more>>

Kids' Age
11, 6, 5, 5, 3

Interview With an 11-Year-Old
Rob is my firstborn, and when I was his age technology wasn't this kind of problem, so I'm trying to find out from him what he already knows, what is and isn't a problem at his school, and what he and I still need to talk about. Read more>>
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