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75 Percent of Homeless Youth Use Social Media, Study Indicates – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly – Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

BY AINE CREEDON, http://nonprofitquarterly.org

Researchers from the University of Alabama and the National Science Foundation have recently released a study in Computers in Human Behavior titled “The homeless use Facebook?! Similarities of social network use between college students and homeless young adults.” The study observes social media usage among young adults and finds that 75 percent of the homeless youth surveyed are actively using social media. The study included 237 college students and 65 homeless young adults (average age: 19) in shelters.

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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