With the disclosure today that when a 13-year-old student handed in her essay, her teacher discovered it had been written entirely as a text message, the question arises about the effect of text messaging on literacy and the effect of technology on our childrens mental ability. [Source: BBC] [Source: Evening Standard]
A similar story was published in the London Evening Standard regarding the effect that computers in general are having on the listening and talking skills of children. [Source: Evening Standard]
It seems that the power of computers to empower and educate is being counteracted, and that computer technology has a dark side that many of us would never have predicted.
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