Saw that little gem in my Twitter feed. At first I thought maybe they're being smart, but after reading the article, I don't really see it.Plus, Time has a bad habit of publishing some really ridiculous things with some incredibly ridiculous undertones (especially around sex and gender).
So I can see this.
Oh, and to answer the question, "How are kids supposed to talk to each other?" By actually talking. Yes, I know it's alarming to actually have to interact with other human beings, but the little shits need to learn actual social skills at some point. Plus, aren't they at school to, y'know, LEARN?