Data VisualizationMay 21, 2013

Interactive: Teens on Facebook: What They Share With Friends

The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends. The larger a teen’s network, the more likely they are to have a wider variety of friends and share more personal information.

Data VisualizationMay 21, 2013

Interactive: How Teens Share Information on Social Media

Answer the question in this interactive to begin building the interactive profile, and explore what teens share about themselves on social networking sites and what they post and prune on their profiles.

PublicationsMay 21, 2013

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

CommentaryMay 21, 2013

What teens said about social media, privacy, and online identity

A list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy.

InfographicMay 21, 2013

Teens: Median number of Facebook friends

Size of Facebook network by gender and age

InfographicMay 21, 2013

What teens share on social media

Among teen social media users, percent who post the following to the profile they use most often

PresentationsMay 10, 2013

Tech trends and library services in the digital age

Research analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed key findings from the Pew Research Center’s multi-year study of public libraries, as well as larger trends in how Americans use technology.

PresentationsMay 7, 2013

Young Adults, Mobile Phones and Social Media: Technology and the Transition to adulthood

Amanda Lenhart spoke at the National Academies “Health, Safety & Well-Being of Young Adults” Symposium on May 7 in Washington, D.C.

PresentationsApril 9, 2013

‘How do they even do that?’: How Today’s Technology is Shaping Tomorrow’s Students

Amanda Lenhart talked about the technological milieu of today’s teens and college students as they grew from children to young adults and the ways in which each major new technological development disrupted our previous communication strategies

Multi-section ReportsMarch 13, 2013

Teens and Technology 2013

Smartphone adoption among teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone.