Does Facebook Hurt Your Grades? Can Twitter Make You Smarter? What About YouTube?

Ireland“Does Facebook hurt your grades? This may be the question that parents everywhere will soon be asking their children. There is the argument that students cannot blame Facebook because if Facebook did not exist, they would find another distraction. However, Facebook users under parental supervision will probably have scant praise for the researchers from Ohio State University who have shown that the majority of students who use Facebook every day are underachieving by as much as an entire grade, compared with those who shun the site. See the story in the Times here …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog. 20 April]

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