Study: Teenagers without web access are left ‘educationally disadvantaged’
“Teenagers that use the internet are better off than those who don’t, according to a new study from Oxford University’s department of education.
Not only are those teenagers who lack internet access considered “educationally disadvantaged”, but the importance of sites like Facebook means that kids who live entirely offline are cut off from socialising with their peers.
Looking at 1,000 households across the UK between 2008 and 2012 revealed that a small minority of young people are living without internet access and, as a result “are clearly missing out both educationally and socially”, according to education researcher Rebecca Enyon, one of the study’s two authors.”
Univeristy of Oxford Study:
“A major in-depth study examining how teenagers in the UK are using the internet and other mobile devices says the benefits of using such technologies far outweigh any perceived risks.”