Girls spending more time on social media, survey reveals
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.