In 2008, the Pew Internet Trust released a report titled, Writing, Technology and Teens. While the study is a few years old, I was pleased to see that “93% of teens say they write for their own pleasure.” They also have a great graphic about writing done outside of school.
Here’s the list of their findings:
The full report can be found here. This really got me thinking about my Writing Workshop block and am I doing enough authentic writing.