Wednesday 17 January 2018

It’s no to newspapers but yes to TV and internet for the class of 2011

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LESS than 10pc of secondary school students read newspapers and most access news from television and the internet, new research from the Central Statistics Office shows.

Just 9.4pc of students read newspapers compared to 39.5pc who access news on TV and 19.3pc who use the internet.

The most popular stories included celebrity, music/film and sport.

A total of 87pc of students have access to a computer, with 50pc owning their own computer. Half of all students surveyed have a games console.

Text messaging is the favoured form of communication among all teenagers with 44pc of girls and 36pc of boys opting to text rather than talk.

The majority of boys said PE was their favourite subject and listed the most popular football teams as Manchester United, Ireland, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.

A total of 7,211 secondary school students were interviewed for the survey which took place between August 2010 and June 2011.

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