So it is a rampant new habit that young people, mostly young women are doing called sexting, which is taking a picture of themselves nude and sending it around from their cell phone to young gentlemen (I use that word loosely) to try to coerce the young men into liking her with the possibility of having oral or sexual intercourse. My question is sexting, really, how is that even cool?
Traditionally, our age range, would have engaged in phone sex which is talking smut on the phone, well we thought that this concept was awkward and strange, but sending nude pictures around for the world to see, seems to me a bit brazen. Really once she presses send, it is a free for all, you don’t know who is going to have access to that picture.
My next question is why do all these young people need access to all of this technology? Why do young people need cell phones? When I was younger I didn’t have a cell phone and my parents knew where I was every waking minute. In my generation parents spoke to one another, where there was a role model around to watch what we were in to and what we were doing. It would be easy for me to verbally bash these parents that are not instilling any morals or self restraint. But I won’t go there right now. Young boys are experimental, they are creatures with wondering minds.
So then what is going on with our girls? When did sexting become cool? Where are these girls at in their mind, to be able to get naked for a BOY that they don’t even know? Who is taking these pictures of them?
Why don’t any of these girls have any self confidence? Because in my mind any young woman that is taking a nude picture of themselves to gain respect and attention of a hormonal boy, is ridiculous.
Now it’s the parents turn… WHERE ARE YOU? Why aren’t you monitoring the actions of your children? Your sons are soliciting young girls and your daughter is becoming a prostitute in training. All because they are missing and craving, your attention! So, WHERE ARE YOU? Too busy, with work and everything else that is going on with your life. Well, your daughter is about to send a nude picture to the phone world, and I am sure that every boy in the school is going to see it. Is that want you want for them. Is that what you envisioned for them when they grew up. But whatever right, you bought them everything they need to keep their impressionable minds busy. Have you talked to them about safe sex yet? Oh, wait, your child isn’t sexually active. Well, let me give you a rude awakening, young people are starting to have sex at the age of 12. A handful are sexually active children are starting to have sex at the age of 9. THAT IS CRAZY! But hey you can get a hold of them because you bought them a cell phone. Right?
We the parents are the root of the problem. Young people are blaming home life, they have no respect for their parents because they are not actively involved in their children’s lives, divorces are giving them the excuse that if their parents don’t have respect for love and a marriage then why should they have respect for any woman. In their eyes a woman is an object, a disposable object.
“Take heed and beware of covetousness, for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of things that he possess’.” Luke 12:15-16
Meaning, it is not what you are buying your children that should matter in your life it should be the time you’re putting in. It is our responsibility to mold our children not with Wii games, but with love and morals. It is our avocation to protect them, to provide them with standards and principle’s which do not come naturally to them.
So when it becomes your time to buy your young person a cell phone, remember the dangers that you could be putting them in.
Do you know someone that participates in sexting? What do you think of the ever growing subject? Do you think that this is a dangerous way to show love? Sexting, how is that even cool?