Girls spend­ing more time on so­cial me­dia, sur­vey re­veals

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

GIRLS are more hooked on so­cial me­dia than boys, a sur­vey of sec­ondary school stu­dents has found.

Fe­male pupils con­fessed to spend­ing an av­er­age two hours a day on their favourite sites.

That com­pared to 1 hour and 44 min­utes for their male coun­ter­parts. And al­most twice as many girls (25 per cent) use so­cial me­dia for more than three hours a day than boys (14 per cent).

The sur­vey, by the Na­tional Aus­tralia Bank, spoke to 300 stu­dents in years 10 to 12 at in­de­pen­dent schools.

It found boys re­ported higher lev­els of phys­i­cal and men­tal health and per­sonal hap­pi­ness. Girls rated their peo­ple skills above boys, who be­lieved they were bet­ter at tech and sport.

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