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What are the negative effects texting in the classroom is having on student’s grades and behavior in the classroom?
Texting in the classroom is having a negative effect on students grades and behavior because it is creating a distraction in their learning environment.
Book: Lewis, Gordon. Bringing Technology Into the Classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Article: Chacon, Jasmin D. et al. "Effects of Classroom Cell Phone Use on Expected and Actual Learning ."College Student Journal (2012): 323-332. Website: Burgess, Louisa. "The Negative Effects of Text Messaging ." Yahoo! Contributor Network (2008): 24.
What are the social negative effects of habitual texting in a person’s life socially?
Texting can impact people socially by decreasing intimacy amongst people, as well as causing our language to slowly be at risk.
Website - Kasumovic, Michael. "I nd to spk 2 U mum: why texting wont make you feel the love." The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers.. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2012. http://theconversation.edu.au/i-nd-to-spk-2-u-mum-why-texting-wont-make-you-feel-the-love-5200 . Electronic Book - COYL, DIANA D. "Kids Really Are Different These Days." Phi Delta Kappan 90.6 (2009): 404. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 6 Oct. 2012. Article - Iacovelli, Anthony M.Johnson, Craig. "Disclosure Through Face-To-Face And Instant Messaging Modalities: Psychological And Physiological Effects." Journal Of Social & Clinical Psychology 31.3 (2012): 225-250. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection . Web. 6 Oct. 2012.
“What dangers does texting while walking or driving pose to the person texting, as well as others involved?” With all of the accidents filling the news, from a woman falling into a fountain, to the non-distracted driving campaigns, it has become apparent just how dangerous texting while in motion can be. (Davis)
Fort Lee, NJ, a town of 35,000, reported 74 pedestrians struck by vehicles last year. Two of those were killed. (Davis) The national number of fatalities caused by distracted driving increased by 28% from 2005 to 2008, with the number of fatalities rising 4572 to 5870 (Wilson 24% of all car accidents resulting in fatalities involving teens ages 16-19 were cause by the use of a cell phone. (Griffin)
AT&T has begun a campaign to get people to pledge to not text and drive, and to educate people as to the dangers of distracted driving. (AT&T) Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit has also met in a hearing in 2009 to discuss the problem of distracted driving. (C. United States) Since then, regulations on distracted driving have been passed, prohibiting any form of hand held device use while the vehicle is on and in gear. (D.O.T. United States)
What are the dangers of sexual texting? - the origin of the question came from searching the topic of texting and I had goal of tackling the most taboo topic.
Sexual texting can result in socially damaging events.
Sending nude photos could result in forwarding or just out right reveal of private photos. For men it could result in a number of legal penalties more specifically, Child Pornography in cases of underage persons and in other cases harassment.