Texting Etiquette


Devin Poplin, Staff Writer

Today’s kids, teens, and even adults rely on their phones more than any person wants to admit.  Smart phones today can be used for anything and everything, like to check the weather or they can be used as a GPS. People use phones to feed their own social media addictions as well as to keep in contact with friends and family through e-mails, calls, and of course through texting.

Texting has become a huge part of people’s lives today, and with that comes the do’s and don’ts of it. Here is a list that students from the B-A Blueprint came up with on texting etiquette. See if you agree.

Texting Do’s:

  • Do use emoji’s
  • Use punctuation
  • Always proofread your messages
  • Keep your messages short
  • Always check who your sending your message too


Texting Don’ts

  • Don’t use JK, LOL …. We aren’t in fourth grade
  • Don’t double text to quickly. Give the person time to answer
  • Don’t overstay your welcome in a conversation. When it’s over, its over
  • Don’t repeatedly ask “What’s up”
  • Don’t text anyone bad news. They need to be told in person
  • Don’t text private things. Anyone can pick up someone else’s phone