Research + News | Topic: Books

Yes, Teens Are Texting And Using Social Media Instead Of Reading Books

High-schoolers today are texting, scrolling and using social media instead of reading books and magazines. Read the article here.

A New Study Shows That Students Learn Way More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

While new forms of classroom technology like digital textbooks are more accessible and portable, it would be wrong to assume that students will automatically be better served by digital reading simply because they prefer it. Read the article here.

How Is Digital Text Affecting Student Comprehension?

Researchers found that digital reading was faster but less effective as a tool for helping students process and learn information. Read more from the Growing Leaders’ blog post here.

Screen Time Is Changing The Way We Think, Focus, And Memorize

Electronic devices (especially smartphones) are addictive and can easily distract us from the very “tasks” our phones purport to simplify. Read the article here.

7 Inconvenient Truths About Pornography

Sean McDowell takes a look at the book The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography by Matt Fradd.

Read the blog post here.

You Won’t Believe What Kids Are Writing About Celebs, Book Characters, and Other Pop Culture Stars

Learn about the colorful world of fanfiction, where kids write and share original (but often racy) stories. Read this blog post from Common Sense Media here.

Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?

Among teenagers in recent years, reading anything serious has become a chore, like doing the laundry or prepping a meal for a kid brother. Read the article here.

The State of Books and Reading in a Digital World

It’s difficult to ignore the increasing amount of content—and platforms—vying for our attention. The Barna Group asks, can paper and ink still compete? Where does the book fit in a digital age?

Read the research here.

Why Do Books Still Exist? asks A Teenager

A teenager asks and answers the question of why books still exist in our technologically advanced society. Read the article here.

Culture Watch: Rewiring Kids

Walt Mueller writes about technology and the way it is changing how our kids read for Youth Worker Journal. Read the entire article here.