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

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Girls 12 - 13Boys 12 - 13Girls 14 - 17Bioys 14 - 17
Mostly kind65%77%67%69%
Mostly unkind33%9%20%18%
Don't know0001%

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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.
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Release date
November 2011
United States
Survey time period
April 19 to July 14, 2011
Number of respondents
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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