Children who surf the internet are better readers

Parents might label it a waste of time but the hours spent surfing the internet, chatting online, and even on the dreaded Facebook appear to improve children’s reading skills.An international online reading test conducted by the organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD), a group of 17 industrialised nations including Australia, found that moderate computer use at home, either doing schoolwork or socialising, increased children’s reading skills, particularly among boys. see:Aussie students rank 2nd in digital skills [AAP]
Australian high school students are among the best in the world when it comes to digital reading skills, a new international report has found.The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development report ranked 15-year-old Australian students equal second with New Zealand but behind Korea in a list of 20 nations.

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