Teens: ‘I Prefer to chat than talk to each other’

American teenagers prefer to chatberichtjes on social media when they are with their friends chatting. They choose there rather than personally with each other, according to a new study.

Non-profit organization Common Sense Media found that while a sample is under tight 1200 teens between 13 and 17 years. The same survey was in 2012, when they chose, however, still prefer a face-to-face conversation. That number is in the intermediate years dropped from 49 to 32 percent, while communicating via apps has increased from 33 percent to 35 percent.

It is also clear that Facebook quite out of favor is a hit among this target group. In 2012, 68 percent of the teens even more in this medium is active, this number had fallen to just 15 percent. They are now mainly found on Snapchat (41 percent), and Instagram (22 percent). That they ‘want to hear’ plays a large role: 70 percent of respondents say they have been excluded by social media.


The good news is there are also. Generally, you feel more confident, less lonely and less depressed, thanks to social media. Opposite to this, is that tight half of the teenagers also indicates, however, once rot to feel when an online message is not enough attention, in the form of likes, for example. 72 percent know that social apps them manipulates it for as much time as possible to spend. Still, that’s no reason to stop.

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