Teen perspectives on negative effects of social media in the U.S. 2018

Leading reasons why teenagers in the United States feel that social media has a mostly negative effect on people their own age as of April 2018

Teen perspectives on negative effects of social media in the U.S. 2018 This statistic shows the leading reasons why teenagers in the United States feel that social media has a mostly negative effect on people their own age as of April 2018. The findings show that 27 percent of surveyed U.S. teens feel that the most negative effect of social people on people their age is bullying and/or rumor spreading.
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Leading reasons why teenagers in the United States feel that social media has a mostly negative effect on people their own age as of April 2018

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Share of respondents
Bullying/rumor spreading27%
Harms relationships/lack of in-person contact17%
Unrealistic view of others' lives15%
Causes distractions/addiction14%
Peer pressure12%
Causes mental health issues4%
Drama, in general3%
Other12%
Share of respondents
Bullying/rumor spreading27%
Harms relationships/lack of in-person contact17%
Unrealistic view of others' lives15%
Causes distractions/addiction14%
Peer pressure12%
Causes mental health issues4%
Drama, in general3%
Other12%
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This statistic shows the leading reasons why teenagers in the United States feel that social media has a mostly negative effect on people their own age as of April 2018. The findings show that 27 percent of surveyed U.S. teens feel that the most negative effect of social people on people their age is bullying and/or rumor spreading.
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