Kids using Social networking are practising 21st century skills

Convince your parents and teachers that spending time on social networking sites is not all that bad.

If you (parents) are worried that your children are spending most of their time on networking sites, according to studies there are educational benefits of social networking sites. Such websites offer tremendous educational potential. The educators have a vast opportunity to support and influence what students are learning online.

“We found out that students using networking sites are actually practising the kind of 21st century skills we need to develop to be successful today,” said Christine Greenhow, a learning technologies researcher in the university and principal investigator of the study.

The researchers have found out that very few students were actually aware of these opportunities. So, to convince their parents, they will first have to make good use of this platform.

Times of India