If you’ve spent any amount of time around any high school students, that survey finding is probably not a surprise. Most kids seem to be glued to their smartphones or computers these days.
But a few of the other survey results were what really caught my eye.
While more than half of the students said they were daily users of social media for news and information, it wasn’t the only source that they cited.
- 77 percent say they watch TV for news at least once a day
- 54 percent report they read an article online at least once a day
- 48 percent watch video news online at least once a day
- 42 percent say they read an article in print at least once a day
Like so many things today, the answer is probably convenience. If you’re already hooked up to the social media to communicate with your friends, why not use it as a news and information source. It’s easier than taking the time to sit down and read the daily newspaper.What do you think? Is convenience driving the way you get your news?