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How Texting Turns Us Into Liars - Fast Company

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Fast Company How Texting Turns Us Into Liars Fast Company (Statistical sticklers, take note: This is not quite enough of a sampling to be statistically significant; however, since the results are sensational, we're going to go ahead and write about...
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Does Texting Impact Students Language ?

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Is Texting In Movie Theaters A Problem? And Can We Solve It Without Calling ... - Cinema Blend

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It felt like half of the summer movie season was consumed not by conversations about the movies themselves, but the way people were behaving in theaters.
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Too much texting linked to antisocial behaviour in children

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Teenagers who send texts about rule breaking and drugs are more likely to participate in antisocial behaviour than their peers, claims the University of Texas.

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Kim & Kat's curator insight, June 14, 2015 12:58 PM

In this article, a study completed by the University of Texas shows that too much texting can be linked to antisocial behavior in children. In the study, teens were given free cell phones with free texting, which was monitored over the school year. The students knew about them being monitored however, which could have flawed the results (being more careful with what they say than they might have if they hadn't been screened). 

 

I'm really not at all surprised by the findings of the study. I think that texting allows for us to have more private conversations - no one can hear what we're saying other than the person we are texting, and we can easily delete any texts we don't want others to see. This could potentially encourage people to talk about "bad" things - maybe meeting up to drink underage, sexting, etc. For example it would be easy for a teenager to send sexually explicit texts to her boyfriend and then delete them, and her parents might never know what they were even talking about. It's also easier for cyberbullying to occur, as the 'Cyberbullying Research Center - resources and strategies to help address bullying and cyberbullying" article brings up. There are many more platforms for bullying than ever before.

 

However, as the article briefly mentions, texting is not only a bad thing. The study also found encouraging messages between the teens. I think it's important to take note of this fact because I don't find it necessary that parents snoop through their children's phones by any means, but it might be a good idea to watch for behavior in their children and then go from there. 

 

Texting allows for us to be in contact 24/7 with our friends. We can send them a text at 2:00 in the morning if we want to without worrying about waking them up like a phone call might. We don't even need smart phones to be able to text each other. We're at a time where almost everyone has access to text messaging, and it's important that we realize that just as with any other form of communication, there could be negative side affects.

 

Kathryn Opp