There are indications that texting may not only not be eroding the grammar and spelling abilities of our youth, but that it may in some ways be improving them. A British study found that heavy texting had no correlation to lower test scores in grammar and spelling, but it did have a slight correlation to higher test scores in those subjects.

Studies conducted in 2008 and 2009 also found that students who use textisms had slightly improved reading ability and higher grammar and writing scores. The great fear that texting was going to result in a nation of functional illiterates may not be founded.

More on the studies can be found here.