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What’s killing spelling skills in kids

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Texting and social media is killing spelling skills in kids, according to the latest research.

An increasing reliance on smartphones and voice-controlled technology such as Siri are also considered culprits.

Literacy expert Dr Jennifer Buckingham told 3AW Breakfast autocorrect was the biggest problem.

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Neil Mitchell asked whether it mattered in modern times.

“I think it matters,” Professor Jessica Mantei said.

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