Text Messaging Changing Teens Literacy

Decent Essays
Hadi Darkazalli
Mr. Jones
25 April, 2017
Text Messaging Changing Teens’ Literacy
For generations, several forms of digital communication have been developing among the human population. E-mailing, social networking, and video face calling have been major impacts of communication and have been revolutionized across the globe, but text messaging has been the leading form of human communication among the population, specifically the teenage population. Adolescent teenagers have been able to use text messaging by interacting much faster with their friends, including some that are long distant away from them. This has also lead teenagers to interact using fewer words and more jumbles of letters that suppose to mean something, such as “TTYL”
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Autocorrect is used by several, if not everyone when a correction is needed to be made to words they have spelled incorrectly. There is some that allow autocorrecting to occur automatically fix their mistakes without the need for them to go back to them, preventing these teens from learning fro their mistakes. “Carrie Beth Buchanan sees the effects of students’ growing up in an age when communication is done in an abbreviated text language and where they depend on autocorrect to automatically solve the ‘i before e’ literary dilemma...Depending solely on that technology can be tempting, but for the sake of becoming better writers and spellers...students should be required to revise any errors so they can learn from mistakes”…show more content…
“...Common Sense Media online poll believe that students use of entertainment media (including TV, video games, texting and social networking) ‘has hurt student’s attention spans a lot or somewhat.’ the Pew online survey, which polled 2,462 middle and high school teachers, 87% report that these technologies are creating ‘an easily distracted generation with short attention spans,’and 64% say that digital technologies ‘do more to distract students than to help them academically’” (Galinsky). Many teens lose track of conversations when some are paragraphs
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