It’s easy to be alarmed by how social media is affecting all of us but a new Pew research study called “Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences” shows that alarmist concerns that the US teens are handling shows concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure.
The impact of social media on teens with respect to their social lives, habits, self-identity, civic engagement, and media consumption isn’t an entirely rosy picture, but it does differ in interesting ways from older generations. Dig deeper into the psychology of American teens and what they feel towards social media.
This Pew Research Center analysis is based on surveys of parents and teens that were conducted using the NORC AmeriSpeak panel. A total of 1,058 interviews have conducted with parents who belong to the panel and have a teen ages 13 to 17, as well as interviews with 743 teens. The interviews were conducted online and by telephone from March 7 to April 10, 2018.
The margin of sampling error is +/-5.0 percentage points for the full sample of 743 teen respondents and +/-4.5 percentage points for the full sample of 1,058 parent respondents
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