Social Media Use in Teens

The role of technology in the lives of teenagers is important for researchers to understand, especially for a project like SOVA. The Pew Research Center released some very interesting statistics from a pool of 1060 teens aged 13-17 years old from across the United States- investigating their use of social media.

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The results, unsurprisingly, showed that more than half of teens (56%) are online several times a day. As far as what teens are doing when they are online the survey showed that they are using social media, with Facebook being the most popular website (71%) followed by Instagram (52%) and Snapchat (41%). The study also found that 71% of teens are using more than one social network which is great news for SOVA as we try to integrate our site into the online lives of teens and young adults.

The Pew Research Center will soon be releasing the data they collected from parents of teens – which will be valuable for helping us understand how parents use social media for WiseSOVA.

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