Children could see their learning and development improve if they are allowed to use Facebook in moderation.
Dr Ahmar Mahboob, a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University's linguistics department, observed literacy levels could increase if kids get involved with social media, Nine MSN reports.
"I think that using Facebook or other online interactive resources can be helpful for the child in their language development," he added.
Dr Mahboob remarked the fact that the site encourages people to interact using direct messages can have a positive impact on youngsters' development, as any input they receive will be targeted and therefore aid literacy skills.
However, the expert observed the tool should only be used in moderation, as kids cannot be given the opportunity to spend excessive amounts of time on it.
John Coe, Secretary of the National Association for Primary Education, remarked parental support is vital for children when they are learning how to read.
He added if kids are not "fluent readers" by the age of 14, they will not get the full secondary education experience.