FuseFly users can take their social networking to the next level by creating homeschool communities similar to Yahoo! Groups that will allow them to more easily and efficiently network with their groups.
Online PR News – 23-April-2010 – – FuseFly.com, the leading online social network for homeschoolers, offers increased functionality and socialization for the digital age with the ability to create public or private discussion groups.
• Conduct virtual meetings using FuseFly’s live chat feature.
• Easily upload files, photos, videos and music to share with the group.
• Use the calendar to let users know about social opportunities and upcoming events.
• Email the entire group with just a click.
• Quickly browse topic discussions of interest instead of wading through irrelevant emails.
Niqui Chatfield, co-founder of FuseFly, says, “Homeschooling families have unique socialization and education needs and FuseFly helps meet those needs by connecting homeschool students and parents in the United States and over 70 countries around the world. Users can easily create communities, connect and share safely in one convenient place on the web.”
In addition to helping parents connect with other homeschooling parents, social networking with FuseFly can be an important part of a homeschooler’s education. A team of researchers from USC and UC Berkeley found that social networking significantly benefits kids by allowing them to “…engage in peer-based, self-directed learning online. By exploring new interests, tinkering, and ‘messing around’ with new forms of media, they acquire various forms of technical and media literacy.”
FuseFly.com is the homeschool social network connecting homeschoolers around the world. This innovative site gives homeschool families the opportunity to socialize with other homeschoolers, while offering a secure environment for teens age thirteen and up with areas for both students and parents.
 Ito, Mizuko, et al. (November 2008). Living and Learning With New Media: Summary of Findings From the Digital Youth Project. Retrieved March 23, 2010 from http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/report.