On online survey of more than 1200 teens found that at least half spend some of their online social networking time (instant messaging, blogging, MySpace and Facebook) talking about homework, college planning, careers and jobs.
The survey was commissioned by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in Virginia.
A new study released today by the National School Boards Association and Grunwald Associates LLC exploring the online behaviors of U.S. teens and ‘tweens shows that 96 percent of students with online access use social networking technologies, such as chatting, text messaging, blogging, and visiting online communities such as Facebook, MySpace, and Webkinz. Further, students report that one of the most common topics of conversation on the social networking scene is education.
Nearly 60 percent of online students report discussing education-related topics such as college or college planning, learning outside of school, and careers. And 50 percent of online students say they talk specifically about schoolwork.