For teens, a friend online is usually a friend offline, too

According to an article in today’s USAToday, teens real life (or RL friends) are often their friends online and vice versa. This research squashes the idea that teens are, as a whole, actively seeking new friends online and that they may be succeptable to predators. This reasearch was found in a 2008 study by the University of California researchers asked 251 teens about their face-to-face friends and those they communicate with via social networking and instant messaging. For more information, please visit the original article here.