We love to connect with friends and family, and technology has made that easier than ever. In a flash, you can text someone about a silly moment you are experiencing or post on social media a photo from your day.
Technology can also be used to say things that are hurtful, mean-spirited, damage reputations and destroy friendships. Many things are said online that would never be said if standing face-to-face. Sometimes hurtful comments are made on purpose, other times, comments are simply misunderstood. How many times has someone misunderstood you when you were sharing something in person? It happens all the time, and adding a smiley face at the end of a text does not guarantee the other person understands your comment. Communication includes not only the words you say but how you say them.Continue reading