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Students who are heavy social media users tend to have lower grades.

31% of teens say that using social media during homework reduces the quality of their work. [235] Students who used social media had an average GPA of 3.06 while non-users had an average GPA of 3.82. [84] Students who used social media while studying scored 20% lower on tests. [84] College students’ grades dropped 0.12 points for every 93 minutes above the average 106 minutes spent on Facebook per day. [85] One study found that in schools which introduced a ban on cell phones, student performance improved 6.41%. [234] Another found that grades began a steady decline after secondary school students reached 30 minutes of daily screen time. After four hours, average GPAs dropped one full grade. [184]

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