Teens' Phones Get Smarter and More Addictive
Teens and Tech
After surveying over 1,000 teenagers, Common Sense found that 90 percent of teens owned a smartphone, over double what that number was in 2012. Social media use has also climbed, increasing by double digits in the six years since Common Sense last conducted this study. Facebook is no longer the main media site for most teens, with the number who cited the site as their primary social media falling to a small minority. Luckily some things never change, and a rebellious, social media-less minority remained among respondents.
This chart shows the change in social media habits of 13-17 year old teenagers in the U.S. between 2012 and 2018.