Girls Are More Likely to Support Charities Using Social Media

Thanks to my wife Beth for sharing this. She is ED of Breakthrough Collaborative which is worth checking out. Awesome program for under-privileged, yet gifted young students. They have locations across US and an amazing story.

“A new study by the charity World Vision finds that more than half of teenage girls said they had become more aware of the needs of others as a result of using social networks like Facebook and Twitter, while less than a third of boys said the same thing.

Out of a survey group of more than 500 youngsters ages 13 to 17, 41 percent of girls said they interact with charities online by “liking” Facebook pages and following Twitter profiles, compared with 27 percent of boys.

Fifty-one percent of girls said they had become more aware of the needs of others as a result, while just 38 percent of boys said that.

As expected, the study found high overall levels of social media use: Four out of five teenagers surveyed said they used social networks.”

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