Study: Social Media Helps With Teenage Empathy, Awareness

Despite a recent study by Stanford University, which suggests that social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace are no replacement for real human interaction, a new World Vision 30 Hour Famine study has found that these sites aid teens with developing empathetic skills.


As part of the World Vision 30 Hour Famine study, in which 200,000 teens are set to give up food to fight against global hunger, young people across the country were polled online by Harris Interactive about their social media activity.