Survey: Nearly all wired teens use social-networking sites

08/14/2007 | eSchool News (free registration)

Ninety-six percent of 9- to 17-year-olds with Internet access say they use social-networking sites, such as MySpace, Facebook and Webkinz, and nearly half say they discuss schoolwork. "There is no doubt that these online teen hangouts are having a huge influence on how kids today are creatively thinking and behaving," said Anne L. Bryant, executive director of the National School Boards Association, which released the survey.

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