How New Technologies Affect the Communication Skills of the Students

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“How Can New Technologies Affect the Communication Skills of the Students”

Chapter 1
(The Problem and Its Setting)

Computers are considered to be one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th Century. As time goes on, computers have become more and more important in our lives. We use computers at school, at home, and at work and most of us can’t imagine life without them. One of the many uses of computers is used in communicating within the country or even around the world where there is Internet access.

The Internet has become a fully integrated part of our society, touching many aspects of our business and personal lives. The Internet is so incredibly popular because it enables us to not only quickly access
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Cell phone activities have become particularly onerous for those of us trying to educate our youth. Children no longer talk to each other, even if they are in the same room. The text message. One might naively think that texting isn’t so bad because at least children are expressing themselves in words and practicing their spelling, almost like letter writing. Not so; quite the contrary!

Children are using what used to be called inventive spelling. That is spelling words the way that they sound. For example, when students express dismay in text they write “OMG”. This means Oh, my God! When they want to know where you are, they write “where r u?” This is a new language and one that cannot advance the cause of education for the 21st century.

In addition to destroying the King’s English, today’s children are also not learning and enjoying social niceties like please, thank you, or it is a pleasure meeting you. They enjoy the anonymity of communicating through technology and tend to say things in text that they would never say face to face.

This phenomenon is not unique to our children. Adults are almost as guilty. They model this behavior by communicating with their children through text messaging. Parents fail to have those crucial conversations with their children face to face; instead they think that their guidance is better received through the medium that children

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