What Are Teens Doing Online?
February 18, 2014, 9:42 pm ET
Teens on Social Media95% of U.S. teens use the internet.How Do Teens Get Online?
Source: Pew Research Center, teens aged 12-17 in 2012
74% of teens are mobile internet users and 37% of all teens have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011.
Where Do Teens Go Online?
Source: Survata survey of teenagers ages 13-17, in 2013
What Do Teens Do Online?
91 percent post photos of themselves on social, up 79 percent from 2011.
24 percent post videos.
92 percent show their real name to the profile they use most often
Do They Care about Privacy?
60% of teen Facebook users set their Facebook profiles to private (friends only).. and 56% of teen Facebook users say it’s “not difficult at all” to manage the privacy controls on their Facebook profile.
Kids today have less mobility than they have historically. … The kinds of trouble that we may have had when we were running around with our friends is now taking place in a very traceable, very persistent environment. So we have to recognize that that changes the dynamics.” –Danah Boyd, principal researcher, Microsoft Research
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