Over half of British schoolchildren only read when instructed to for classes.(Jacek Chabraszewski/Fotolia)
Over half of British schoolchildren only read when instructed to for classes.
(Jacek Chabraszewski/Fotolia)

Few British Children Read for Fun

August 23, 2011  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

Only two thirds of British children read outside of class at least once a week, a survey of over 18,000 8-to-17-year-olds by the National Literacy Trust found. That doesn’t sound too bad, until you realize that the study counted glancing at a text message as reading.

When asked, Which of these do you read outside of class at least once a month? nearly 60 percent said they read text messages or magazines, and around half said they read e-mails, websites and social networking sites.

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