An Australian study reported in The Queensland Times suggests that texting actually helps students' grammar:
A recent study of 10 to 12-year-old Australian children found that regular use of text lingo (textisms) had a positive effect on spelling ability.
"It's just another form of literacy that this generation has become very adept and skilled at."Perhaps as interesting is the very first comment underneath:
What a load of cods wallop!
This is indeed a topic that will not be closed any time soon...