Parents text kids in class

Who’s texting kids in class? Parents.  SFGate’s Mommy Files reports on a survey of 600 students aged 13 to 17 by textPlus, an app developer.

Some 43 percent of kids say they text in class, and 17 percent say they do it constantly.

. . .  More than half of kids are texting their friends who are sitting in the same classroom. And 66 percent of kids said they receive messages from mom and dad.

Twenty-two percent said they texted answers to friends called on by the teacher.

Let’s assume parents assume their kids will read the texts during breaks between classes.

At Rosh Hashanah services, the rabbi asked us to turn off our cell phone ringers, which is standard, and to refrain from texting, which is new.

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  1. And yesterday I became one of those parents guilty of texting my sons during the school day. Of course it was at the request of the HS soccer coach (also a school counselor) who sent an email asking the parents to please text their sons and tell them about a change in practice time. And this at a school where supposedly the kids are prohibited from having their phones turned on during the school day……..go figure.

  2. Let’s assume parents assume their kids will read the texts during breaks between classes.

    Why? In my experience many parents see nothing wrong with texting their students during class. There is a reason that the policy on cellphones went from banned to an attempt to merely regulate their use in class at warp speed.

  3. Ha ha ha. Sure. Let’s assume that.