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Internet and Social Networking Usage Among Teens

Internet and Social Networking Usage Among Teens

95% of teens aged 12-17 are internet users as of August 2011.

  • 70% of teen internet users say they go online daily.
  • 40% of teen internet users say they go online several times a day.
  • 24% of teen internet users say they go online about once a day.
  • 24% of teen internet users say they go online weekly.
  • The other 6% of teen internet users say they go online every few weeks or even less.

69% of teens own their own computer or smartphone device. 80% of these teens are on social networking sites.

Older teens are more likely to go online with greater frequency than younger teens.

  • 53% of teen Internet users ages 14-17 go online several times a day.
  • 30% of teen Internet users ages 12-13 go online several times a day.

The average US teen sends 420 texts a week, and girls aged 14-17 send an average of 100 a day.

Social Network and Twitter Usage Among Teens:

  • 80% of online teens use social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, which is equivalent to 76% of the population.
  • 16% of online teens use Twitter. Almost all Twitter users also use other online social networking sites.
  • 88% of online teens ages 14-17 use online social networking sites (like Facebook and MySpace).
  • 17% of online teens ages 14-17 use Twitter.
  • 64% of online teens ages 12-13 use online social networking sites.
  • 12% of online teens ages 12-13 use Twitter.

Different Networking Accounts Among Teens:

  • 93% of teen social media users have a Facebook account.
  • 24% of teen social media users have a MySpace account.
  • 12% of teen social media users have an account on Twitter.
  • 7% of teen social media users have an account on a Yahoo site.
  • 6% of teen social media users have an account on YouTube.
  • 2% of teen social media users have an account on each of the following: Skype, MeetMe (formerly MyYearbook), and Tumblr.
  • 1% of teen social media users have an account on Google Buzz.
  • 41% of teen social media users have accounts on multiple sites. 99% of these teens have an account on Facebook.