Yes, because people do it in class at school, at work, in the mall with other friends, and so many more places! People drive and text, and say, "Oh, I can multi-task!!" But usually, they can't! There has been many studies to see if people can multi-task, and 98% of the country can't multi-task.
People text while they are driving and it is a big issue because they are getting into car accidents and it happens all over America. People don't see it as a problem, but it really is. They get a text and see it and in that 1 second you see they get into car accidents.
I believe texting has become a major problem in America. I think kids rely too much on abbreviating everything for text messages, they forget how to spell and form complete sentences. There's also the issue of texting and driving that is causing a lot of teenagers to put their lives, as well as others, in danger.
Texting has become an addiction in America and has started interfering with people's regular lives. It is such a time-consuming addiction, especially for teenagers, that regular communication such as face to face and even phone calls are not used, which can harm a person's ability to normally interact with others. Texting has also hindered people's ability to correctly spell and speak normally, as well as the emotion that goes with face to face or voice interactions.
Texting is causing a decline in communication skills, as people are developing a habit of not using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. By being forced to ignore these skills, due to the limitations of text keyboarding, people are less able to recognize writing errors in more formalized situations where writing quality is important. Additionally, texting has been cited as a definite problem while driving. It takes the hands away from the steering wheel, the eyes away from the road, and attention away from the driving situation, which increases the possibility of an accident occurring.
Educating on proper use of it maybe yes, but the act itself is not the problem. The act itself is benign, harmless, and only becomes bad if misused. The misuse is bad, but not texting by itself. So no I don't find texting to be a problem, just how it is used.
It is a way to communicate, it is moving further into technologies' future. We need it to talk to our kidds when they're trying to phone us and were in a meeting, its almost a necessity. And we need it to communicate when at a concert, or in the halls of a noisy place. In this case there cant be too much of a good thing.
Texting isn't the problem. The problem is a lack of communication skills already, texting is just the visible part of this. While I agree it is overused in many cases, I feel that many expounded it to a larger issue than need be. In stead of wasting time on things such as texting, why is no one freaking out about all the teenagers getting alcohol under age? Isn't that a problem? Of course it is, but people still prefer to chase off the moths and ignore the wolves.