Commentary

Teens and Tech

Courtesy of the American Consumers Newsletter by Cheryl Russell, Editorial Director, New Strategist Press, are data re: Teens and Tech, 2018 Update. Russell says that “Every few years Pew Research Center surveys the use of technology by teenagers aged 13 to 17. Here are some of the latest findings”...

95% of teens have a smartphone or access to one

  • 88% of teens have a desktop or laptop computer at home
  • 45% of teens say they are online almost constantly
  • 97% of teen boys and 83% of teen girls play video games
  • 85% of teens say they use YouTube, the most popular online platform 
  • 1% of teens say social media is mostly positive, and the largest share says social media allows them to connect with friends and family
  • 24% of teens say social media is mostly negative, and among them the largest share says social media allows bullying and rumors to spread

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