Saturday, July 28, 2018

Teens and Technology survey

This report discusses the popularity shift in social media platforms, how teens view the impact of social media on their lives, and more. For example, Facebook now is not as popular among teens as YouTube, Instagram or Snapchat. Most notably, smartphone ownership has become a nearly ubiquitous element of teen life: 95% of teens now report they have a smartphone or access to one. These mobile connections are in turn fueling more-persistent online activities: 45% of teens now say they are online on a near-constant basis. The survey also finds there is no clear consensus among teens about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today. Minorities of teens describe that effect as mostly positive (31%) or mostly negative (24%), but the largest share (45%) says that effect has been neither positive nor negative.
Teens, social media & technology. (2018). Washington, DC: Pew Research Center.

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