Nothing to "LOL" About: Students Using Internet Lingo On Homework

By: Sam Provenzano Email
By: Sam Provenzano Email

On AOL or MySpace "ttyl" is talk to ya later and "brb" is be right back, and that's just some of the Internet lingo that's making its way into our schools--and parents and teachers aren't "LOL" about it!

A new study finds that 2/3 of teens admit to using Internet shortcuts in their school work!

But don't worry yet parents and teachers, there's some hope!

If you see a teen writing this way be sure to remind them the difference between formal and informal writings.

The key is letting a teen know right away so they don't develop the habit!

Do you use these shortcuts? Do you know people that do, and does it bother you?

Let me know!

E-mail me at or leave a comment below the story.

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Well I guess so, about 85,000 people are looking for a chance to become Paris' new sidekick on her new MTV show.

All you have to do is go to and sign up!

And if you're wondering what Paris is looking for in a friend--it's someone that's kind, fun and real.

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