Texting Affecting Teens

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Texting is perhaps one of the most preferred communication styles in this generation. Nowadays it is hard to walk out the door without seeing someone’s fingers moving a hundred miles an hour typing on their phone screen. The Centre of Science Education at Sheffield University found that about ninety percent of youth have cell phones, and that ninety- six percent of this group uses them to text (Plester,Wood, Bell 137). Grammar, social and nonverbal communication skills, and literacy are a few things that are of most concern. With this researchers are attempting to understand why teens and young adults text so frequently and is there any impact negatively or positively on them. While the matter of texting affecting teens has been a topic that…show more content…
Through a text message there is no emotion, tone, and body language which is a vital in any form of communication. This is a tremendous setback for several young adults, between the ages of 16-25. Teens are now unable to communicate efficiently and thoroughly in everyday life because of texting. Face-to face communication is one of the most important forms of communication because of our nonverbal. “Facial expression, posture, and tone of voice” was described by Bowlby (1969), stating that it is an essential part of developing self and primary caregiver attachment. Tone, eye contact, and speed of voice are also subconscious communications. Teens are felling to realize that facial expressions set a tone to how a conversation is and will…show more content…
On average, eighty two percent of twelve to fifteen year olds and forty nine percent of eight to eleven year olds have a cell (Plester, Wood, Bell 137). The teens mostly used their phones for texting. When talking to family and friends, they seem to overlook grammatical forms like punctuation and noun-verb agreement concepts while texting (Cingel and Sundar 306). A study was created in which participants were placed in a standard classroom setting so that the experimenters could collect data on the effects of cell phone use on the classroom experience. In a survey taken prior to the study, participants projected to lose thirty percent on an examination if they were texting, and unexpectedly enough they did achieve very closely to what they had anticipated. Teens agreed on the survey using phones are distracting, but that they continue to use cell phones in class (Chacon et. al 323). Teens also prophesied that they would possibly score better if they were not

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