Instant messaging has resulted in several problems. Parents and teachers see many problems. One problem is students can't spell correctly because they always use abbreviations and take short cuts. Another problem is that there's no emotion because when you text something mean you don't know that it hurt that someboy's feelings. One more problem is that kids aren't getting enough exerise because they are sitting inside doing nothing but texting when they should be outside playing. The solution to these problems is to stop the texting and find some friends to play with.
I asked Ella if they had talked about this at school. She said no, and said she got the idea to write about the subject because of a conversation I had with her and Mailee.
The girls have iPod Touches. They like to text me and other family members. We have set rules for the Touch, one of which being that when texting they will always use the correct spelling for all words used and if they want to have a long conversation with a family member or friend they can call or Face Time with them. We then talked about the negative effects texting is having with learning proper communication (and spelling for that matter).
Apparently she understood the reason for our rules.
Her solution is simple and awesome: "The solution to these problems is to stop the texting and find some friends to play with."
IM problems solved.