Teens and Social Media: Key Findings from Pew Research Center Surveys

The following is excerpted from an online article posted by Pew Research Center.

In 2022, Pew Research Center fielded an in-depth survey asking American teens – and their parents – about their experiences with and views toward social media. Among the key findings:

Majorities of teens report ever using YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat.

Majorities of teens use YouTube and TikTok every day, and some report using these sites almost constantly.

Teens are more likely to report positive than negative experiences in their social media use.

Some teens – especially older girls – avoid posting certain things on social media because of fear of embarrassment or other reasons.

• Only around one-in-five teens think their parents are highly worried about their use of social media.

To access the full report, click the source link below.

Source: Pew Research Center

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[reposted by] Jim Liebelt

Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for HomeWord. Jim has 40 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, having served over the years as a pastor, author, consultant, mentor, trainer, college instructor, and speaker. Jim’s HomeWord culture blog also appears on Crosswalk.com and Religiontoday.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Quincy, MA.

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