More kids read Facebook, e-mails than read books

One in six children are choosing to spend more time emailing, social networking, and sending text messages than reading books — a study by the National Literacy Trust has found.

School children — the age bracket of the younger Generation Z, an age range with an increase technology focus than their older Generation Y brothers’ and sisters’ — may not necessarily reading any less than previously thought.

The majority of teenagers are exposed to language and written word through social media — like Facebook and Twitter — and sending text messages to their friends.

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