Texting may be preventing our children from developing needed communication skills

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Jerald McNair is a faculty administrator at South Holland College District 151 in Illinois. He wrote this for the Chicago Tribune.

What is the distinction concerning creating and texting? If you were being to pose that dilemma to youths from Era Alpha — born starting off in 2010 — many of them may possibly be difficult-pressed to answer. Members of young generations, like Gen Z, have developed up with cellphones as aspect of their day to day attire.

It is believed that a lot more than half of American little ones have a smartphone by the age of 11, according to a survey done by Prevalent Sense Media. By the time they change 8, about 1 in 5 have their individual cellphone.

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