As teens gain access to mobile devices, they have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy.
94% of teen social media users said they had a Facebook profile, and 81% said that Facebook is the profile they use most often.
Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online – but when they do seek advice, as 70% of them have at some point, they go primarily to peers and parents.
A majority of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing and make teaching writing easier, but also worry that they are having some undesirable effects.
American teens have long been the country's most-wired age group. But contrary to the stereotype of hyper-connected teens, they say some things are better done in person.
Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. Most teen social media users say they aren’t very concerned about third-party access to their data.
Pew Research Center's Amanda Lenhart and Lee Rainie took questions from readers about our "Teens and Tech" report in a Facebook chat conducted March 14, 2013.
Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One-in-four teens now mostly go online using their phone.
A survey of select middle and high school teachers shows digital tools are widely used in their classrooms, yet many teachers worry about digital divides when it comes to their students’ access to technology.