Internet, teens and school

Pew/Internet released a study Tuesday reporting on Internet use in schools among teens. According to the collected data, in just four years, school Internet usage by teens between 12 and 17 has grown roughly 45%, accounting for nearly 21 million online users. The reports further finds that "68% of all teenagers have used the internet at school" and 20% of all teens who access the Internet from multiple locations respond that school Net access is the location most often used. The study's researchers observe, "The internet is an important element in the overall educational experience of many teenagers," finding agreement among teens and parents that the Internet is a valuable tool for study.

Teens, technology, and school
(available in PDF, 288K, from Pew/Internet & American Life Project)

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