Few fifth, sixth graders use Internet for homework in Greece, poll finds


Four in 10 Greek children in fifth and sixth grade of elementary school use the Internet every day to connect with social networks but just 8.5 percent use it to study at home, according to a survey conducted by the University of Athens’s 2nd Pediatric Clinic.

The results of the research were shared Monday in a presentation at the American College of Greece.

Other findings included that the children concerned, aged 10 and 11, spend an average of around two hours a day on Facebook (even though the minimum age for opening an account on the site is 13), while 51.2 percent are members of at least one social network.