Facebook Does Not Make Students Get Bad Grades

By: Zach Walton - January 25, 2012

I remember my professors telling me that I shouldn’t be on Facebook during class because it would hurt my grades. It turns out there was no such danger.

That’s a bit too broad of a statement, but as this handy infographic shows, the use of Facebook in the classroom doesn’t harm grades that much. In fact, a high school GPA better predicts the GPA of college students than Facebook use does.

For a bit more in-depth study, they found that sharing links and checking up on friends had a positive relationship with grades. The only thing that had a negative relationship with grades was making status updates.

As a final coup de grâce to the Facebook is bad for students argument, there was no strong link between using Facebook and the amount of time students spent studying.

I can personally confirm that Facebook never impacted the amount of time that I studied. I had video games for that.

Facebook and Grades
Via: OnlineEducation.net

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  • AJ

    What a load of crap!

    My straight a team aged kid went from straight ‘A’ to almost all ‘D’

    When I found out, I took her phone away and applied parental controls to her lap top. Let’s hope format speedy recovery.