Russian parents read print books with their kids when they are young, but this activity tapers off as kids get older and new media channels play a larger role.
According to a new report from Anketki Research called Digital Parenting Russia, almost 90 percent of Russian parents read print books with their four-to-six year old kids but that number drops down to less than 50 percent with sixteen-to-eighteen year olds. Russian parents are less likely to read eBooks to their four-to-six year old kids than they are with their sixteen-to-eighteen year olds.
When looking at attitudes about the positive impact of digital media on children’s development, eight percent of dads think that eBooks have a positive impact on a child’s development and four percent of mothers think that paper books have a positive impact on a child’s development.
AppNewser has more about the report: “According to the report, almost 90 percent of children use cell phones and 80 percent use desktop computers on a regular basis. In addition, 14 percent of sixteen-to-eighteen year olds in Russia own a tablet.”