The surprising impact social media trends are having on children’s reading habits

Study finds children read over 27 million books in the 2021-2022 academic year

Lucinda Cameron
Tuesday 25 April 2023 04:47 BST
<p>Tiktok trends are encouraging kids to read more </p>

Tiktok trends are encouraging kids to read more

The number of books children read increased by almost a quarter last year as social media trends such as TikTok help shape reading habits, according to the latest research.

The 2023 What Kids Are Reading Report looked at nearly 1.3 million pupils across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, including more than 40,000 in Scotland.

It found that pupils read 27,265,657 books in the 2021-2022 academic year which was 24 per cent more than the 2020-2021 academic year.

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