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Facebook has greater impact on girls

india Updated: May 22, 2010 12:34 IST

InternetSocial networking sites like Twitter and Facebook have greater impact on girls than boys, a new survey has revealed.

The study, commissioned by National Family Week, surveyed 3,000 parents and 1,000 children across Britain, reported telegraph.co.uk on Thursday.

The findings show that social networking had a bigger impact on girls than boys.

When asked to name what is most important for them, the top three choices for girls were popularity and having friends, followed by family, and then social networking sites. However, the top three priorities for boys were family, followed by money and then popularity and having friends.

Just six percent of boys chose social networking, compared to almost 40 per cent of the girls.

The study also revealed that parents over-estimate the role they play in their child's life. Two third of the parents said they thought they were the biggest influence in their child's life, but only 49 percent of the children said the same.