Some of the main findings from the Pew Center’s survey of U.S. teens conducted March 7 – April 10, 2018. Throughout the report, “teens” refers to those ages 13 to 17.
- YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens. Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’
- Facebook is no longer the dominant online platform among teens
- Teens have mixed views on the impact of social media on their lives
- Vast majority of teens have access to a home computer or smartphone
- A growing share of teens describe their internet use as near-constant
- A majority of both boys and girls play video games, but gaming is nearly universal for boys