Blogging for literacy
Updating Facebook and blogging may provide educational benefits for children, according to research published by the National Literacy Trust. The charity surveyed 3,000 young people in England and Scotland about their attitudes to writing. Children who were involved in blogging enjoyed writing more, with 57 per cent saying they liked writing in general compared to 40 per cent of those who did not have a blog. Similarly, 56 per cent of those who had a social networking profile thought they were good at writing, compared to 47 per cent of those who did not. The report was published in collaboration with Everybody Writes, a project run by Booktrust and the National Literacy Trust.