Majority of Chinese youth are having difficulties in writing notes by hand with increased usage of computers and mobile phones, mentioned a study. A report by the China Youth Daily Social Survey Centre mentioned that with increased usage of computers, mobile phones and printers, handwriting is gradually being phased out. Many youths even reported having difficulties remembering how to write characters by hand.
With 2,072 people involved in the study, only 26 % of respondents had handwriting opportunities in their daily lives, while 74 % have few opportunities. More than four percent of respondents are already living without handwriting, mentioned the report. The study described that nearly 69% of the people have not received hand written text from others in more than a years time. 83% admitted that they once had handwriting related difficulties.