11/15/2011 09:30:00 AM EST
Only 80% of US teens on Social Media
Pew's recent report came as no
surprise that 95%
of teens (12-17) are on the Internet. But why are only 80% using Social
Media? Amazingly 55% of online teens "have decided not to post something
online because they were concerned that it might reflect badly on them in the
Hopefully the reason
for teenagers' concern about their future is that parents are really
taking the time to educate their children. Pew reported the following
- 94% of parents of online teens say they have talked
with their teen about what kinds of things should and should not be shared
- 93% have talked with their child about ways to use the
internet and cell phones safely.
- 87% have suggested ways to behave toward other people
- 87% of parents have talked with their child about what
he or she does on the internet.
Since Pew recently reported that 65%
of adults are using Social Media daily (up from 5% in 2005) the new Pew
report that 80% of teens use Social Media certain means the age gap on Social
Media is closing.
80% of teens using Social Media seems to reinforce the Consumer Reports article
million children under 13 are on Facebook (in violation of the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection
As Social Media evolves it will be interesting to watch these trends for
teens and adults.
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