By Julie Henry For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 23:43 BST, 15 June 2019 | Updated: 01:59 BST, 16 June 2019
Textspeak is seriously harming teenagers’ ability to develop language and grammar skills, experts warned last night.
The growing influence of text message and social media slang means many young people often use language without grammatical structure, and this could limit their opportunities in the future.
Professor Jane Mellanby, director of the Oxford Group For Children’s Potential at Oxford University, said the