Technology Related Communication

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From tweets to TikToks and from messaging to memes, the online world is awash with ways for people to express themselves at the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen. Our short video covers the essentials of tech-related communication.

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What is technology related communication?

Language is constantly evolving. The words, phrases and even emojis used on social media have transformed how young people communicate. Many children and young people now use memes and gifs to express how they feel and sometimes it can feel like young people are speaking a completely different language to adults.

Not only are acronyms present, but words have literally changed meaning, and the use of emojis, memes and gifs have almost made technology related communication a viable alternative language.

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.