Parents 'bribe children to read'

12th November 2010 at 00:00

Almost half of parents admit resorting to bribery to get their children to read, findings of a survey suggest. Parents are using TV, the computer and sweets as incentives to encourage their youngsters to open a book, according to a poll commissioned by publishing firm Pearson. It found that both teachers and parents believe that increased access to technology is turning children off reading.

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