A judge denied bond Monday for a man accused of abducting and assaulting a 14-year-old girl and holding her in an underground bunker for more than a week before she was able to send a text message to her mother.
Texting, e-mail, cell phones. All of these things are just communications channels, neither inherently good nor inherently evil, but rather, how they are used determines their worth.
Text messaging saved her life!
In this case, text messaging saved a girl from living hell and probably murder.
I weary of people complaining about kids texting or chatting or IM'ing. Kids are just talking for goodness sakes! That's what kids do.
What if Mama didn't know how to text?
It is time for adults to listen and join in. Thank goodness the mother knew how to read the text message, because I know many parents that do not.
The cost of being unable to text her daughter would have cost this mother her most precious gift, her daughter.
It is time for us parents to move online and into technology and make it part of our lives so we can be a part of our children's lives. Stop fighting the rip tide and swim with it!