Teens surveyed about their social media savvy

More than 1,000 13- to 17-year-old teens were surveyed nationally to understand how they perceive social media activities and how they affect their relationships and feelings about themselves. Some key statistics from the the study include:

Texting is far more prevalent than Tweeting: 68% of teens surveyed indicated that they send a text message every day, but only 11% send or receive tweets.

Facebook is significantly more popular amongst teens than Twitter: Of those surveyed, 68% had Facebook accounts, while only 6% had Twitter accounts.

Google+ is off their radar: Only 1% of the teens surveyed indicated that they were registered on Google+.

In-person communications are better than online ones: Contrary to what many adults believe, teens still prefer to talk face-to-face as opposed to sending text messages.

Teenage girls are more likely to engage in social media: Of those surveyed, 77% of the girls indicated that they text daily and 75% love to post photos online. In contrast, only 60% of boys indicated that they text daily and only 42% enjoyed posting photos online.


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