How are students younger than 13 using social media?

11/15/2012 | School Library Journal

Finding out how students younger than 13 years old use social media is challenging and the lack of research makes it difficult to manage younger students' use of social sites, according to "Kids Online," a report issued by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. Most studies look at the usage of teens, whose habits can't be applied to younger students, in part because they are able to use adult sites such as Facebook. Children younger than 13 typically network through games, and sharing and creating projects online, the report found.

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