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Internet usage and educational outcomes

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While previous studies of internet use amongst adolescents have looked at factors such as well-being, depression and social isolation, in this analysis of the Programme for International Assessment (PISA) 2012 data Associate Professor Alberto Posso from RMIT University focussed on how internet use affects educational outcomes. Using the PISA survey questions, the study reviewed educational outcomes and three types of internet use among 15 year olds who:

  1. Use online social networks – including Facebook, Twitter and general online chatting
  2. Play online games – including multiplayer and solo games
  3. Use internet for school - at home use of internet for school purposes, including homework or contacting a teacher

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