Between text messaging on their cell phones and instant messagining on computers, teens today are using shorthand and electronics to communicate.
Some experts worry that they don’t know proper grammar or spelling and that they don’t know how to communicate in face-to-face situations.
Director of CMCH, Dr. Michael Rich
, said he sees “less and less face-to-face interaction and conversation” in his patients. However “the Internet
gives shy adolescents the chance to reach out to people.”