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Topic : Report: Surge in Social Media Use, Decline in Reading Among 20-Year-Olds Over Past Decade
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TITLE : Report: Surge in Social Media Use, Decline in Reading Among 20-Year-Olds Over Past Decade

Report: Surge in Social Media Use, Decline in Reading Among 20-Year-Olds Over Past Decade

 




TheSocialTalks - The Decline Of Reading In The Social Media Age: Causes And  Consequences

 

 

 


(Korea Bizwire) – Twenty-year-olds spend much more time on social media now than the same age group a decade ago, whereas their monthly reading time declined, a report showed Monday.

 

The Korean Educational Development Institute surveyed 5,705 people who turned 20 in 2021, and about 23 percent of them said they use social media for an average of three to five hours a week, while about 17 percent said they use social media for about six to 10 hours.

 

In a similar survey, only 6.7 percent of the 4,850 people who turned twenty in 2011 said they spend six to 10 hours on social media, the report showed.

 

The percentage of those who said they do not use social media dropped sharply from 47.08 percent recorded in 2011 to 11.96 percent, the report showed.

 

Meanwhile, the percentage of those who said they read less than one book a month rose to about 38 percent in 2021 from the roughly 25 percent mark a decade ago.

 

 

 

Source : http://koreabizwire.com/report-surge-in-social-media-use-decline-in-reading-among-20-year-olds-over-past-decade/272507

 

Comprehension

How many people were surveyed in the report about social media usage and reading habits?
What percentage of 20-year-olds in 2021 reported using social media for three to five hours a week?
How does the percentage of 20-year-olds who spend six to 10 hours on social media in 2021 compare to the same age group in 2011?
What was the percentage of 20-year-olds who did not use social media in 2011, and how did it change in 2021?
What was the increase in the percentage of 20-year-olds who read less than one book a month from a decade ago to 2021?

Discussion

How has social media usage changed among young people over the past decade, and what do you think are the reasons behind this change?
Do you believe that spending more time on social media harms reading habits? Why or why not?
What are some potential consequences of spending excessive time on social media, and how can individuals find a balance between social media use and other activities?
In your opinion, what are some effective ways to encourage young people to read more despite the prevalence of social media?
How do you personally manage your time between social media, reading, and other activities? Do you think you have a healthy balance?

Vocabulary

Declined - to become smaller, fewer, or less; opposite of increase
Surveyed - examined or investigated something, typically by gathering information from a sample of people
Prevalence - the fact of something existing or being very common at a particular time or in a particular place
Consequences - results or effects of an action or condition, typically adverse
Excessive - more than is necessary, normal, or desirable; too much
Encourage- to give support, confidence, or hope to someone; to motivate
Sharp - sudden and large; opposite of gradual
Mark - a particular level or stage that is considered significant