Thursday, April 21, 2011

Has Technology affected the writing skills of teens?

Technology is affecting the way teenagers are writing according to an article written by Pew “writing technology and teens. Teenagers do not believe that using various forms of social media involves the use of writing. An average of 93% of teenagers say they write not for school activities but utilizing technology such as cellphones for text messaging and on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Teenagers do not think that technology has influenced their writing styles. However they have become so comfortable using text lingo that some find themselves using this type of writing in school related activities as well. The article also mentions the importance of writing skills for success in various activities they may need in the future. Most teenagers write to keep in contact with friends. They also believe that in class writing could be improved to assist them with better writing skills.

1 comment:

  1. I am a subscriber of an Australian broadband service provider and I see to it to train my kids on creative writing with the use of the internet.