By Amanda Lenhart. Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile devices. African-American and Hispanic youth report more frequent internet use than white teens. Teens are diversifying their social network site use. While both are probability-based, nationally representative samples of American teens, the current survey was administered online, while our previous work involved surveying teens by phone.
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YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens. By Monica Anderson and Jingjing Jiang. The survey also finds there is no clear consensus among teens about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today. The social media landscape in which teens reside looks markedly different than it did as recently as three years ago. In , three online platforms other than Facebook — YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat — are used by sizable majorities of this age group.
Teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social media sites; 1 indeed the sites themselves are designed to encourage the sharing of information and the expansion of networks. However, few teens embrace a fully public approach to social media. Instead, they take an array of steps to restrict and prune their profiles, and their patterns of reputation management on social media vary greatly according to their gender and network size.
Your children are most impressionable during their teenage years. But how do you ensure the internet they see is a safe place for them to grow — and without pushing them away? Decide the exact content your children can see, and never again be in the dark about what content that they access. Specify the time your children spend on any application and keep them on the right path with their studies and other obligations. Read More.