Question of the Day; What is the preferred method of communication for 13-17 year olds? Social media, texting or in-person?

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Dec 05, 2018
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Career, Question of the Day, Research, Chart of the Week

Answer: Texting

Questions:

  • What is your preferred method of communication? Explain.
  • How do you think these percentages will change by 2023? 
  • What are situations where in-person communication might be more effective than texting or social media? 
  • Do you think these preferences will impact communication patterns in the workplace in the future? Explain. 

Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.

Behind the numbers (Axios):

54% of teens agree that using social media often distracts them when they are with people, and 44% say they get frustrated when their friends are using their phones while hanging out. Yet 55% say they hardly ever or never put their devices away when hanging out with friends.

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Communication is one of those "soft skills" that employers expect from new workers. Check out the NGPF Soft Skills Activity: Good Communication

 

 

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.