Is Texting Harmful?
ELA B 10b
June 1st 2013
Is texting harmful? Is it effecting younger generations? Teenagers and adults text when crossing the street and during meal times. They do it throughout the day at school and late at night. Some people even do it so much that there thumbs begin to hurt. People often and send and receive an average of 2,272 text messages per month. That’s about 80 messages a day and the amount of text messages can only get higher in the coming years. Some pros are its faster more convenient, teaches you things for the future and is more private. Some cons are getting addicted, sexting and high bills. However, this author believes texting plays a very important part in our society. There are many positive aspects to texting. For example it makes communicating much faster and easier. Instead of having to call and make small talk you can just send a quick message that gets straight to the point. Text messaging can also be very convenient to many people because messages can be sent to anyone anytime and anywhere. For example if you are on a business trip and you forget some important papers at home one text message and you can have them with you. Also many individuals are able to get phones that allow certain users to watch movies, listen to music and read book. Many teenagers use their phones to call the Kids Help Phone and can then get advice without anyone else having to know. Having a cell phone can also potentially save someone life because they can call 911 from practically anywhere. Texting gives teenagers an advantage in the workplace because they often do homework and text at the sane tine so they will find it easier to multi task in the future. One researcher even found that texting helps improve your reading ability. “What is texting? Texting is reading and writing” (georgecours.ca/blog/archives/2190), this quote was said by an unknown author and I believe he is trying...
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