Texting And Teen Literacy : Understanding And Knowing How Texting Affects Literacy Overall, Particularly With Teenagers

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Texting and Teen Literacy My personal interest in researching this topic is understanding and knowing how texting affects literacy overall, especially with teenagers. I know that communication has evolved and as we move forward with technology, there are/will be positive and negative results that will arise and affect our daily and normal lives in how we communicate This will affect not only our day-to-day communication but also in how we learn. I would like to know more about this topic because I wonder how technology, non-verbal communication and writing can be impacted by the lack of writing and verbalizing normally. In addition, how well teens are able to transition into the working world. I believe this area is important to research, because it has become a topic of discussion and reality. Cell phones are a ubiquitous and necessary part of most people’s lives. Young people, especially teens, do not know a world before the cell phone. Many parents believe that a cell phone helps maintain connectedness and personal safety. However, with every advancement in technology comes unforeseen consequences. There is a concern among parents, and I am one, about how teens are using the shortcuts afforded by this technology to perhaps, their academic detriment. How does texting affect Teen Literacy? How will teens be able to write and spell in complete sentences, given their reliance on the phones capabilities and limitations? How will teens adapt in the “real world”

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