Internet ‘snags for young’

” Using the internet at school can lead to teenagers losing their confidence and becoming frustrated, a new study by a North lecturer claims.”

“Most teenagers lack the more complex information gathering skills necessary for internet searching, ultimately using the internet inefficiently, says Dr Alison Pickard of Northumbria University.”

“Dr Pickard has just completed a four-year research study into the subject and will present her findings at the fifth International Northumbria Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services next week.” (from Newcastle)