Texting


How texting kills language skills
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 13 2013 | comment  

A infographic showing how text abbreviations commonly used by middle schoolers can ruin their grasp of grammar at a critical time.


Dad, where r u?
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 18 2010 | comment  
Teens who are constantly texting are much more likely to have experimented with sex, alcohol and drugs than those who don’t send as many messages, a US study shows, And all this “risky behaviour” is linked with -- you guessed it -- slack parents.

Generation text: always talking, but what’s the goal?
Carolyn Moynihan | May 4 2010 | comment  
As young people turn increasingly to texting and instant messaging to communicate with their friends, psychologists worry that they are missing out on the intimacy and depth of friendship that face-to-face communication allows, reports the New York Times.
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