New book teaches grannies how to text and make the world a better place

September 21st, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept 21 (ANI): Grannies who stay miles away from technology may soon find themselves pressured to learn to send text messages, all thanks to the efforts of a group of kids who have produced a book of tips on how to improve the world.

The book, Teach Your Granny to Text & Other Ways to Change the World, includes teaching grandparents to text.

The manual has been written by kids for kids and is being sent by the Government to every state school in England.

The book was compiled by We Are What We Do, a social change group, after thousands of young people sent in suggestions in response to a competition, reports Telegraph.

They were asked to come up with a simple action that, if done by a million people, would change the world.

The books foreword says: Our job is to bring people together and demonstrate how, using simple, everyday actions, we can create a global movement of doing and changing; doing small actions and changing big problems.

It tells children: You have a super power. Its not as whizzy as X-ray vision or flying. In fact as super powers go its pretty ordinary. But if you use it you can change things. Big things like global warming, bullying, animal rights and why people dont smile any more.

The book has a strong environmental message, advising that people should wear a jumper to tackle global warming. It also says: Dont sing in the shower. The average shower lasts seven minutes and uses 35 litres of water. Actually two minutes is all it takes.

“If everyone in your class took two-minute showers for a year, with the water saved you could fill an entire swimming pool.”

Other tips include: give lots of compliments, dont charge your phone overnight, read with a pal, look more closely at things and find out about your food. (ANI)

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