Technology has many advantages in schools where we use computers for many learning purposes. However, in non-school time, many students use computers and smartphones in social media which has a non-academic writing style. It is up to students to learn to write appropriately for a particular reading audience. Age and economic background affects writing style too. Younger students text which is their primary form of communiction whereas older students do not. It is up to us as teachers to inform our students of grammatical correctness in more formal writing for school essays, as an example.
OMG: Social media may wreck your kid's writing. Ruth Campbell. 11.24.13. Southeast Missourian