How teenage peers treat each other on social media sites, by age and gender

This statistic shows how teenage boys and girls experience peer behavior on social media sites, divided by age groups. 33 percent of girls aged 12 to 13 feel that peers treat each other mostly unkind on social media platforms, whereas only 9 percent of same-aged male respondents thought so.

How teenage peers treat each other on social media in 2011, by age and gender

Girls 12 - 13Boys 12 - 13Girls 14 - 17Bioys 14 - 17
Mostly kind65%77%67%69%
Mostly unkind33%9%20%18%
Depends3%14%13%12%
Don't know0%0%0%1%
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Source

Release date

November 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 19 to July 14, 2011

Number of respondents

799*

Age group

12-17 years

Supplementary notes

* n=799 for teens and parents, including oversample of minority families.
Ages groups 12 to 13 years and 14 to 17 years

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