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Very small empirical studies have been conducted on the impacts of text-messaging to the teenagers to determine the validity of this concern. Generally text messaging has proved generate negative responses from the teachers, language experts, and also parents. This has ended up being described as continued mugging of technology to written English (Lee, 2002).
According to (Plester et al., 2009), there exist a positive effect of the use of text-messaging amongst the children. This has not affected their knowledge and performance on standard measures of academic literacy and achievements.
Research done to teenagers and young adults has shown that some negative relationships have been proved to exist text behavior and the use of language skills. However, the use of textese-texting language is associated positively with traditional literacy skills (Kemp, 2010).
The study intends to use both primary and secondary sources of gathering data. The researcher will formulate focus groups of 5-10 teenagers in schools to help in gathering the data. Interviews will also be used to determine individual concerns about the use of this change in technology- the interviews will be conducted orally and using open ended questions that will offer information for analysis. There will be the use of statistical application of programs for the analysis of the
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Text messaging primarily involves instantly communicating messages through short “text-based messages”, a facility that is widely available through the mobile phones. SMS or short message system has become very popular among today’s youth that enables messages to be sent from one person to person within a very short time.
The four blocks consists of guided reading, self – direct reading, working with words and writing. The development begins with creating a desire to read and write by creating the right environment and providing materials and tools which enhance the needs of children.
In addition, recent stressful life is also equally responsible for depression in teen. As a result, teens are killing themselves leaving behind heartbroken families. a) Overwhelming Sense of Sadness If a person is depressed, an abnormal change in his/her habits occurs for example eating, sleeping, and tendency to tolerate others.
Being a voluntary initiative, Teen Courts grant young offenders the chance to pay for their wrongs via community service. Such a program is imperative for young people in the sense that it grants them a chance to serve a lesser sentence. This makes it be possible for them to avoid hefty fines and penalties as well as making their names clean from juvenile records.
Scientists, biologists, evolutionist and socio-biologists define sexual orientation as a person’s tendency to get attracted to individuals of similar sex (homosexuals), opposite sexual partners (heterosexual), or both sex partners (bisexuals). The reasons as to why different people develop certain sexual orientations are a topic of enormous controversy as different scholars, and critical thinkers have diverse views and insights into the topic.
This paper provides a detailed report on a study that carried out an investigation into the relationship between the texting behaviour of teenagers and levels of attainment in written language skills. The study involved 18-20-year old students, studying their messaging practices in relation to their traditional abilities of spelling, tested via the writing of an essay.
The initiative targets a communitywide population by addressing the challenges facing the youth, similar to my program. According to the CDC, preventing teenage pregnancies should start by including evidence-based and innovative programs (1). This is similar to my program since they are both evidence based.
In comparison with the older method of undergoing reading of longer novels, short texts are effective and can easily me interpreted by students (Tovani, 2000). With the help of short text, it is easier for educators to
Although older generation researchers and academicians argue that technological developments in communication have detrimental implications on the youth and future generations, it is justifiable that text messaging has a positive influence on literacy levels by encouraging communication and open discussion.