Is texting creating ‘dumb’ kids?


Durham Parent has a great article on the world of texting and how it impacts youth, schools and parents.

Text messaging is shifting the way kids think, read and write, according to Jacquie Ream, a former teacher and author of the book K.I.S.S – Keep It Short and Simple. “We have a whole generation being raised without communication skills,” says Ream. “While text messaging is iconic and has become a second language for many teens, it shouldn’t replace reading and writing. There are no feelings or emotions being expressed, and no integration of thoughts in a text message.”

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