Teen Blogging a Good Thing, Study Suggests

A new pilot study is supportive of teenage blogging, as the vast majority of study subjects used the blogs to nurture relationships with their peers and build a sense of community.

In the investigation, Ohio State University researchers studied 100 teen bloggers from around the United States.

The finding that the blogs were used in a positive manner, rather than to admit misbehavior, was a welcome discovery.

This preliminary study suggests that blogging could be used therapeutically to help troubled teens express themselves in positive ways, said Dawn Anderson-Butcher, associate professor of social work at Ohio State.

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