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A fifth of children have never received a letter

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/05/2010

Rachel Williams

"One in five children in the UK has never received a handwritten letter, according to a survey published today.

"With young people increasingly relying on email and social networking sites to communicate, a tenth had never written a letter themselves, the research found.

"Teachers and experts said they feared young people were missing out on the pleasures and developmental benefits of letter writing.

"The survey of 1,200 seven- to 14-year-olds, commissioned for children's charity World Vision, found that more than a quarter had not written a letter in the last year and 43% had not been sent one.

But in the previous week alone, almost half had either sent or received an email, or a message on a social networking site. Boys were twice as likely as girls never to have written a letter."

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"A fifth of children have never received a letter", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2010. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/a-fifth-of-children-have-never-received-a-letter