Using Text Messaging And Social Networking Sites Affects Social Skills

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The purpose of this report is to educate parents and students on how the use of text messaging and social networking sites affects social skills in teens. I will inform parents and students who own a cell phone how using cell phones to communicate all the time can result in bad face-to-face communication. People need to understand that focusing on social network and texting on an everyday basis can cause people to not read facial expression, effect grammar skills, and not be able to communicate properly in person. Researching this topic, the best way to solve this issue is to encourage students to talk face to face rather than connecting over the internet. Students around the 12 to 20 years of age need to recognize how social network and texting can affect them in many ways, including their assignment.
Texting and talking through social network is an alternative way to quickly keep in contact with others. It’s a popular way to meet and it’s faster but it can harm our ability to converse with others. I also think it can impact our ability to write properly. “About 75 percent of 12 to 17 years old in the U.S own cell phones and about 75 percent of those teens send text messages, according to the Pew Research Centers Pew 2010 internet and American Life Project” (Blanchard). There is nothing wrong with texting and interacting online or sharing post but making it a habit you can’t live without can alter the social lives and behaviors. “A study released in…

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