Facebook for homework – face-to-face for emotional support

Press/Media: Research

Period27 Oct 2020

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  • TitleFacebook for homework – face-to-face for emotional support
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletECHO Netdaily
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionA recent study by researchers at Western Sydney University and Macquarie University has found that most Australian teenage girls prefer to seek emotional support in-person, rather than using social media or communication apps. But they are quick to seek support for homework through these channels, and the speed with which they are willing to do so might have a negative impact on their problem solving.
    Producer/AuthorECHO Publications Pty Ltd
    PersonsErin Mackenzie, Anne McMaugh, Penny Van Bergen