Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Teenagers and Technology

Teenagers today use technology and social media sites extensively.  A recent study shows the following data: 

General Teen Social Media & Technology Stats

·   93% of teens ages 12-17 go online
·   69% of teens have their own computer
·   73% of teens are on a social network
·   The average teen has 201 Facebook friends

Teens and Cell Phones

·   A 2010 Pew Internet Project survey found that 75% of those ages 12-17 have cell phones, up from 45% in 2004.
·   The Pew Internet Project report also documents that many teens use their cells for an array of activities beyond texting and talking. Of the 75% of teens who have cell phones: 83% use their phones to take pictures, 64% share pictures with others, 60% play music on their phones, 46% play games on their phones

What Teens do on Social Network Sites

·   86% of social network-using teens comment on a friend's wall
·   83% comment on friends' pictures
·   66% send private messages to friends

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