Focus on Facebook = Poorer Grades?

A professor at a Pennsylvania university recently set out to determine how college student’s grades are impacted by their Facebook usage.  Today’s New York Times reveals his study’s surprising conclusions, in an article found here.  The study found that while spending an inordinate amount of time on Facebook is related to negative outcomes,  just checking Facebook for a few minutes at a time is not.  The study also concluded there is no significant connection between the time students spend on Facebook and the amount of time they spend studying.  (Really?)   While we would not suggest running to share this information with your sons in middle school, high school or college, it is interesting to hear that their focus on Facebook may not automatically have a negative impact on their grades.  Take a look at the article and see what you think.

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