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Is texting taking a toll?

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Kelly Barker

on 10 May 2010

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Transcript of Is texting taking a toll?

Is texting taking a toll?
But it makes us more independent
Some people agree and some disagree,Calgary Journal sais Abbreviating is completely harmless, when used in a proper setting. Its making some people worried! Its beginning to worry physicians and phychologists who say its leading to bad grades,anxiety and distraction in school. A woman on Edutopia.com says that her 9th-11th graders not depending on any age there spelling is getting atrocious. A third view on text messaging is that there is no effect its just
like learning another language, and that doesnt affect anything. 22 percent of young children own a cell phone (ages 6-9), 60 percent of tweens (ages 10-14), and 84 percent of teens (ages 15-18). Kids are starting to use ABBREVIATIONS instead of the real word, for example see you later = Cya l8r and so on Some people are saying that texting is another way to interact with people and that instead of saying a few words on the phone its better to send a short text. Some doctors say that it also appears to be a valuable form of contact with written English for many children The State Examinations Commission sais texting has its use of phonetic spelling and little or no punctuation, poses a threat to traditional writing conventions. America sent over 1 trillion text messages in 2008! and only 363
billion in 2007! Researchers say that it goes up every year by alot. AND OPINIONS THANKS FOR WATCHING :)
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