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Can Texting Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills?

by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2010

One of the biggest concerns about texting (that adults have) is whether or not the abbreviated language of texting is affecting their child’s reading and writing and skills. The quick version of GR8 (Great) or BCNU (be seeing you) may be funny and even sassy but is it hurting your child’s overall literacy rate? The […]

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Texting and Education: What Teachers Are Saying About Kids Who Text

by Barbara J. Feldman February 5, 2010

There is a phenomenon that has loomed over education and parenthood for the past several years. This cultural activity is texting-a favorite and seemingly instinctive activity for teens. Both parents and teachers have felt like texting will destroy proper English and was a distraction from serious learning. In addition some physicians and psychiatrists fear that […]

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LOL: Texting and Literacy in Today’s “Generation Text”

by Barbara J. Feldman February 4, 2010

Texting has become so popular that many have taken to calling today’s teens “generation text” With the proliferation of technology you realize how important it is to explore the effect of cell phone texting on learner literacy. Texting refers to the use of abbreviations and other techniques to craft messages sent through the cell phone. […]

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Is Your Child Sexting?

by Barbara J. Feldman June 11, 2009

While parents may never have heard of it, surveys show that twenty to sixty percent of teens are “sexting”. While this troubling trend continues full speed ahead, parents, teachers and lawmakers are now struggling to react appropriately to the phenomenon that puts kids at risk for exploitation, harassment, and even felony charges. Sexting is a […]

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What Is Sexting?

by Barbara J. Feldman June 9, 2009

Many parents may be caught off guard when they first hear the term “sexting”. With all of the dangers facing teens today there is another one to add to the list. “Sexting” is the act of sending a sexually explicit photo and/or video message via a cell phone. These are situations in which kids are […]

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Sexting: The New Cell Phone Trend

by Barbara J. Feldman June 8, 2009

While the word sexting is a new phenomenon for most adults, the reality is that this trend seems to be catching on among teens across the country. While society may seem to be inventing new words all the time to describe the new trends (and make them seem harmless) the real truth is that sexting […]

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