The major challenge that the mobile technology generation children may have is the ability to compose and write fluently without abbreviation and errors. From English to Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Dutch, Arabic, and other languages, mobile technology advancement can drive poor written communication among youth. Of course, we are in the age of short-text, emoji, and abbreviated writings, which encourage “anyhow” communication. However, when real life appears at work or in other formal settings, internet-age kids and youth may have problem with keeping up with clear and well-composed written communication in any languages, especially in the major international languages of instructions. Youth in current age were found to likely use informal languages and copy other people’s works, when it comes to formal writings. How can dads help their mobile-age kids and youth in maintaining error-free and formal writings?
While the kids and youth abbreviate and use short-text and emoji to communicate informally often, parents should encourage them to spell out their short words in writing and learning to pronounce full words properly. Parents and guardians should keep reminding them of the importance of formal written communication skills at work and other official settings in the future. Dads and moms should encourage and engage them in formal writings. Also, it is not all of the kids and youth that have parents, who can afford the luxury of paid personal assistants that will do all the formal writings for them in the future. Even if they have personal assistants in such capacity in the future, it is still good they know how to put together well-composed and formal written communications right from now.