But they do acknowledge that the informal styles of writing do appear in their school work.
50% - say they sometimes use informal writing styles instead of proper capitalization and punctuation in their school assignments
38% - have used text shortcuts in school work such as "LOL" (which stands for "laugh out loud"
25% - have used emoticons (symbols like smiley faces ) in school work
Lastly, text messaging can have a negative impact on a teenagers' writing and reading skills.
The Parent & Teen survey on Writing, sponsored by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, obtained telephone interviews (method used to collect the data) with a nationally representative sample of 700 12 to 17 years-olds and their parents in continental U.S.
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Study: Teens who text and drive take even more risks
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Texting`s Effect on Social Interaction
There are many negative aspects to the rise in advanced technology, but there are also some positive aspects as well.
Until the time that concrete results are acquired to suggest that texting has deleterious effects, it may be wise to encourage students to lessen their use of textisms, and to instead use proper grammar and spelling while they are using texting as a form of communication.
The main negative effects of social networking include cyber bullying and security issues and several techniques are to be practiced to protect from these dangers....
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One of the reasons why I think text messaging has a negative impact on teenagers lives is because of the safety issue that comes along with it.
With more long term studies on the same group of individuals, it may be possible for researchers to determine if the use of textisms does indeed have negative effects on literacy.
He also covers the emergence of text-to-speech and speech-to-text technological advances, the effects on society and how the disappearance of the two of them will never fully occur....