May 27th, 2015
The influence of social media on adolescents and teenagers is of particular importance, not only because this particular group of children is developmentally vulnerable but also because they are among the heaviest users of social networking. According to a report by Common Sense Media, 75% of teenagers in America currently have profiles on social networking sites, of which 68% use Facebook as their main social networking tool.
Did you know?
- 32% of online teens admit to experiencing a range of menacing online advances from others.
- Nearly 39% of teens on social networks have been cyberbullied in some way.
- Only 23% of the victims reported to have been bullied by someone they don’t know.
Read more about the influence and risks of social media