Do you get the message?
Texting can be a nuisance. A new message can come anywhere, anytime. And you get the urge to reply instantly. Sometimes, you put everything aside just to reply to a trivial message.
We asked our junior reporters when they think you shouldn't be texting ...
Not only will you soak and break your phone, you also risk crashing into another swimmer or diver. Not the cleverest idea.
I've got to stop texting while I'm walking. Usually when I text and walk at the same time, things start to go wrong. I either get lost or bump into something. It's dangerous because you never know what's in front of you. It's also hard to keep your balance.
3. While playing with a dog
Even though not many people here have dogs, it's still something I wouldn't recommend. What if your dog bit your phone while you were texting a friend, just as you were apologising to him about something? You lose a friend and a phone. Lose-lose.
Study requires focus. Texting will make a person check their phones constantly, and thus interrupt their concentration.
5. Watching movies
I wouldn't text another person while I was watching a movie. It distracts you from the storyline, and if you're in a cinema, you ruin everyone's fun with the glow from your screen!
Shopping does not go well with texting because being hooked to your mobile will distract you from getting good bargains.
7. During gatherings
It isn't nice to text when there are other people around, whether you do so at family events or gatherings with friends. People should talk face-to-face when they meet up - not keep punching screens with their fingertips and sending emoticons.
8. When you have company
You shouldn't text while you're with another person.
It's extremely rude and shows disrespect to the person next to you. It gives them the impression that the text you're reading or sending is more important to you than they are.
Winnie Lee Wing-yee
9. While playing Age of Empires
When you're playing Age of Empires with your friends and being swamped by their army, you don't want to get distracted by a text. Besides, you'd need four arms to text, type on a keyboard and control a mouse at the same time.
10. In bed
Never, ever text when you're lying on your back in bed. There are two scenarios that could happen: a) drop your phone on your face, or b) fall asleep.
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