New study: Social media doing better job than parents?

World Vision study reveals teen say social media makes them more aware of global issues

Published On: Feb 18 2013 10:08:57 AM EST
SEATTLE -

According to a new World Vision study, more than half of teens (56%) say social media sites (Facebook, Twitter) have made them more aware of the needs of others.

This is a huge increase from 2011, when just over 4 in 10 (44%) said their use of social media made them more aware.

According to the online study, more than 2 in 3 teens (68%) say that, when it comes to helping those in need, adults don't do enough to set a positive example for teens.

The poll was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of World Vision, an international Christian relief and development organization, between January 23rd, 2013 and February 4th, 2013 via the Youth Query omnibus service among 567 U.S. youth ages 13 to 17 years old.

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