23 November 2008

US - Online time 'is good for teens'

Surfing the internet, playing games and hanging out on social networks are important for teen development, a large study of online use has revealed. The report counters the stereotypical view held by many parents and teachers that such activity is a waste of time. More than 800 teenagers and parents took part in the three-year US project . See Two page summary (pdf) and White Paper - Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project (pdf).