A recent survey found that digital communications are an integral part of daily life for an overwhelming majority of American teens:

90 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds have tried some form of social media, with the majority of them hanging out on Facebook, the survey reports.

41 percent said they were ‘addicted’ to their mobile devices. About 36 percent said they sometimes wish they could go back to a time when there was no Facebook

45 percent of those surveyed get frustrated when their friends pay more attention to their phones and gadgets than to them

49 percent of participants responded that despite the growing ways to communicate, like texting and online chatting, in-person conversations are their favored form of communication. Texting was the next most popular method, with 33 percent of teens saying they had used this medium to connect with friends; followed by social networks at seven percent.






On teens obsession with Twitter:



And another study found that 70% of teens hide their online behavior from their parents.

43% of teens have accessed simulated violence online, 36% have access sexual topics online, and 32% have accessed nude content or pornography online.

48 % of teenagers admited to cheating on tests or school assignments,

A third of teenagers reported that they have engaged in online crime: 15% of teens have hacked a social network account, 30.7% access pirated movies and music, and 8.7% have hacked someone’s email online



How teen brains are adapting to modern tech:



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