A while back there was a story circulating about a teen that racked up a $5,000 bill for her parents when she picked up a bad texting habit. After hearing this story, Predicto Mobile offered the teen 2 grand towards her education in exchange for her writing an essay about the importance of “safe texting”, so that other kids could gain “insight on various ways youth and their families can practice more responsible telecommunication practices”.
“Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. “Who does this girl think she is?” Well you know what? I’ve been there, I’ve been caught and I’ve seen how terrible my grades were when I was texting during school. So take some advice and don’t text in school. Since my phone was smashed and I’ve been without it, I have learned a lot. My grades have gotten a lot better… When I do get my phone back, I will text smart. I won’t text in school, and I will make sure I have unlimited texting on our plan before I text. Also, I will ask my parents if it’s ok if I text!” Click here for her complete essay.
Honestly, we dont think that texting is all that evil. Kids text so much that it actually can save you money on voice minutes. Our advice is to parents – if you have a teen, get an unlimited text messaging plan – they usually aren’t all that expensive and will probably save you money in the long run.