Text messaging offers tweens a quick way to communicate, but it could lead to declining language and grammar skills, according to researchers.
Tweens who frequently use language adaptations—LOL and YOLO, for example—when they text performed poorly on a grammar test, says Drew Cingel, a former undergraduate student in communications at Penn State, and currently a doctoral candidate in media, technology, and society at Northwestern University.
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