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…show more content…
I hope everyone learns and intake the information on my report to help prevent or encourage those to text or stay on the internet less. Research Plan To research my topic, I went online to browse different articles and blogs about how texting can affect teens. The internet provided some information that was interesting. It was a great place to find dependable information and it provided stats on the average teens around the U.S that text on the daily basis. Some of the articles introduced me to solutions tensor parents might consider, such as, putting phones away during dinner time, hanging out with friends outside of school, suggest trips, or maybe read a book. Result of Study “According to pewinternet.org, “a bit more than a third (37%) of social network-using teens said they sent messages to friends every day through the social sites, a drop from the 42% of such teens who said they did so in February of 2008”. Face- to -face communication among children and teenagers is being squashed out by social networks.” According to the Pew Research Center, 72% of teenagers text regularly, and one in three sends more than 100 texts per day.” (Stewart) “Two-thirds of the teens surveyed in the Pew research study reported that they are more apt
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