August 22, 2013

Our latest research on teens and technology

Want to know how many teens use Tumblr? How many friends the average teen has on Facebook? How all that texting affects their writing skills?Teens and tech

If so, you’re in luck—we’ve published several new reports on teens (ages 12-17) and technology over the past few months, with lots of great findings based on our nationally representative surveys as well as insights from in-person focus groups.

Teens, technology, and privacy

  • Teens and Technology 2013 (March 2013): An overview of teens’ technology ownership and use, including cell phone, smartphone, and tablet ownership demographics.
  • Teens, Social Media, and Privacy (May 2013): Includes an overview of teens’ social media use, including demographics of Facebook and Twitter users, the size of their online networks, and what sort of information they post. Also explores teens’ social media privacy practices and reputation management.
  • Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice (August 2013): Who teens turn to with questions of how to manage content sharing and privacy settings.
  • Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy (August 2013): How teen apps users manage their privacy on mobile devices, including what steps they take to uninstall or avoid apps due to privacy concerns.

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The effects of technology on education

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Related library reports

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