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Survey Highlights Views of Internet’s Educational Value

By Hortense M. Barber — December 07, 2006 1 min read

While about eight of every 10 students under age 18 responding to a survey said they believe using the Internet is very important for their schoolwork, most of the parents surveyed said they had not seen any improvement in their children’s grades since they began using the Internet at home, a report says.

A summary of “Surveying the Digital Future” is posted by the Center for the Digital Future.

The study by the University of Southern California surveyed more than 2,000 adults and youths throughout the United States over a six-year period asking questions about the effect of the Internet on their daily lives. More than 70 percent of the parents responding said they had not seen any change in the grades of their children since they got home Internet access.