No surprise to any writers, I shouldn't think, but it's nice to have this handy article to show to anyone yet to be converted by the world wide web's qualities. Internet is not only improving children's relationship with writing and reading but is also creating new forms, new experiments. Language, and literature, have never been static, this is simply the next adventure.
Pedants have been lamenting the decline of language since at least AD63 and ‘texters’ are not ‘trying to do to the language what Genghis Khan did to his neighbours’ as the BBC’s John Humphrys has previously claimed. Just as text and dialogue changes, so does written English. Children understand the different contexts and societal situations for the various sub domains of written language. They understand that ‘text’ English has its place, and that place is not in a formal academic essay, for example.