Online time ‘is good for teens’

BBC report on teenager internet usage.

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 article is not just about social networking, it also looks at learning.

The MacArthur Foundation’s education director, Connie Yowell, concluded that the work creates a new way to look at how young people are being taught.

“Learning today is becoming increasingly peer-based and networked, and this is important to consider as we begin to re-imagine education in the 21st century,” she said.

Some of us already know this, but it is nice to have such a report to back up our experiences.

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