A new survey finds that [electronic and digital devices] have contributed not only to a decrease in reading, but also physical activity, ability to concentrate, and time spent with family.The following tidbit had me rather flummoxed:
The study also reveals that a quarter of the children surveyed believe texting with friends counts as reading.Seriously? Texting counts as reading?
There was a little bit of promising news:
…children say that another device could perhaps pique their interest, as many responded that they would read more if they had access to eBooks.Apparently, “choice” plays a role:
The study reveals that kids are more likely to read when they can select the material, with nine out of ten children responding that they are more apt to finish books they choose themselves.Even though kids say they would read more if they had eBooks, there is also this:
… the report found that many kids still favored printed books. Two-thirds of respondents ages 9 to 17 said they will continue to seek out books printed on paper even if eBooks were available.What do you think?