Parenting: Electronic Manners Part 5

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Electronic manners

We now have all these gadgets that keep us moving along. E-mail, texting, Facebook, etc, etc.

It’s all about being in contact 24/7. But sometimes when we get an email or text we get confused and frustrated. We don’t understand why the text was sent or what the senders are even trying to say.

Miscommunication happens all the time. Have you ever sent a text and out it went and oops, “I didn’t mean that”?  But it’s gone out to the world. So much of our intent is lost with our gadget messaging.

So here are some ideas for manners on our devices. These are great ideas that you should take to heart before during and after you text, email, pin or whatever you do on your devices.



5. Take the time.

Yes, all these devices make things fast and easy.

But they really can’t replace the eye ball to eye ball stuff we need to have to really communicate.

These gadgets are a tool to use for good. Make sure that your manners on-line are as good as you can be.

Adapted from Tracey Bianchi, Christ Church of Oak Brooks, Ill.




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