Young people who engage less with reading prefer screens, says NLT report

Young people who engage less with reading prefer screens, says NLT report

Print is still the preferred medium for young people but digital formats are growing in popularity amongst those who engage less with reading, according to a new report.

According to ‘Children, Young People and Digital Reading’, compiled by the National Literacy Trust (NLT) for the Publishers Association (PA), children and teenagers aged 9-18 predominantly read print but those who have a low reading engagement are more likely to read on a screen than their more confident peers.

Report author Irene Picton said: “Our findings suggest that offering children and young people the opportunity t...

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