70% of girls say writing on a computer makes no difference in the quality of their writing, compared with 57% of boys
Girls tend to assign less responsibility to computers in terms of writing quality than boys-70% of girls say writing on a computer makes no difference in the quality of their writing, compared with 57% of boys, according to Pew Internet Project. In terms of the impact of computers on the amount of writing teens do, demographic differences center on age and parental education. Younger teens are more likely to feel that computers make them write less (18% of 12-14 year olds feel this way, compared with just 7% of older teens), while older teens are generally more likely to feel that computers have no impact on how much they write (47% believe this, versus 39% of younger teens). Parental education is also correlated with attitudes toward computers and writing. Among children of college-educated parents, 47% believe that they write more outside of school thanks to computers, compared with 34% of teens whose parents have no college experience.