In an attempt to help parents get a better perspective on the impacts of social media, social insights company Qualtrics surveyed more than 1,000 parents of at least one child aged between 8 and 17 to find out
Social media plays a big role, online networks are crucial to how the next generation interacts. But when it comes to connecting, text messaging is their preferred method, with 55% of teens saying they communicate via text message daily. This is one of the findings of a new Pew Research report into how teenagers are using technology, providing insight into how the younger generation interac ts.
Literally every time I get into a conversation about the value of social media, there is always a non-believer that triumphantly proclaims that Facebook is dead and teens leaving. Facebook is old and lame…it’s not “on fleek”. Well guess what? The kind folks over at the Pew Research Center did a study that found that 71% of teens between the ages of 13 to 17 use Facebook.
Do not lock young people out of public life. Teens need to be supported in how to think about these issues - and even fail. Helping them figure out problems themselves will help them learn. The digital industry, parents, teachers and mentors all need to be part of this.
"Dear Socially Stephanie, What's the best way to reach a teenaged audience?" You need to know how to talk to them, and you need to know where they are on social media. So where are they? On their mobile devices. Here's how to connect with them via mobile apps, Instagram, Vine and SnapChat.
Facebook alone has over one billion active monthly users and 13 million of them have never touched their privacy settings. Teens are sharing more on social media today than they were when the first Pew privacy study was done in 2006. Do these stats show that young people are more confident about their privacy on social media or that they are less concerned?