Oh I am so with you. My daughter just started middle school and it's nuts there. Kids can't even talk to each other in person anymore. They have to call each other - even if they're right next to each other. So sad!
Aren't cell phones banned in school? They were when I was in school..at least in class and such. So, maybe there is another variable!?
Kyle, you are right. However, I still think the phones are all over that place, such as in pockets, lockers, etc.—a very real distraction.
I agree completely, and I think a corollary study might be conducted evaluating the relationship between participation in social-networking sites and use of punctuation other than exclamation points. My observation is that people born after 1990 are simply unaware of punctuation (with the glaring exception of exclamation points, of which they seem mightily aware) and I think social networking sites are to blame.
You're missing the point. The texting is helping them develop manual dexterity, which is what they will need to work in the factories of the future. Since the future world's wealth will be concentrated in Asia, this will be very helpful in succeeding.
can i get an amen?!
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I agree with everyone. I think that the main problem isn't the texting or social-networking sites, although my typing is better than it ever was when I actually took typing classes. I'm faster and more accurate. I think the main problem is that kids are doing these things instead of reading books. I learned WAY more from reading than in any of my classes. Personally, I love texting, but I also love talking on the phone, and sometimes it's a lot more convenient.
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