My parents told me I myself was mature well beyond my age, which I don't know is true, but didn't think my boyfriend was. Maybe they sent you a breakup text or IM. Be brave enough to have hard conversations about physical and emotional intimacy and reputation and anything else that concerns you. But dating in middle school should not be your priority. Could mobile phones be used as an educational tool in the classroom?
So kids, please read this carefully and thoughtfully and I hope you realize that dating is not a good option for your self-esteem, comfort, health.
Go slow. Share yours! You guys were practically dating.