Do you think that chat is good for your children? The chat has now become an issue in teenagers’ lives nowadays. Some people think and argue that chat has a bad effect on their children, and some think that it is ok and this is just a way that teenagers’ have fun. Also, people who think it is good support their idea by saying that chat has a good effect. However, it is not right because more and more teachers think that chat has a bad effect, and that its bad effects are greater than its good ones.
In my paper I plan to argue about chat and how it is bad for our children. We should say no to chat for our children. There are many bad effects of the Internet chat; it can destroy their abilities to write.
First, we should say no chat to our children. There are many bad effects of the Internet chat; it can destroy their abilities in writing. When high school and middle school students use chat, they do not care about the formal writing and they do not pay attention to the spelling errors. Yagoda is quoted as saying (Weeks, 2008, para. 36), “The things that suffer most are spelling and punctuation.” Moreover, chat can also affect the student’s grammar abilities. They do not know when they should use the comma or the period, which is too bad. Yagoda is quoted as saying (Weeks, 2008, para. 36), “They put a comma, not a period, where there is pause”. According to Yagoda, who has been an English teacher for a long time, the students have gotten worse in their writing in the last 5 years.
Second, we have to stop our chatting or we will lose the formal English writing. High school and middle school students are crazy about chatting, text messaging and e-mail. Also, they do not know that they can affect their writing and schooling skills. Students start to use shortened words, which will affect their academic writing later. That is because, in the university, their doctors, professors or teachers will not think that this kind of writing is as fun as they think. Moran is quoted as saying (Lee, 2008, paras. 37-38), “First of all, it it’s very rude, and it’s very careless”. Furthermore, they my get in trouble or they may fail because they use this kind of writing, so it can be very difficult for them later to write a formal paper.
In conclusion, we have to protect our children from chat. The family should say no to chatting and stop their children from doing it. And the schools must make chatting illegal inside the school to protect the formal English.
Weeks, L. (2008, June 15). The fate of the sentence: is the writing on the wall? Washington Post. Retrieved June 17, 2008, from, http://tinyurl.com/6bp4kz.
Lee, J. (2002, Sept). Nu shortcuts in school R 2 much 4 teachers. NY Times. Retrieved June 16, 2008, from http://tinyurl.com/5p7vtb.