Study: Teens still prefer communicating in person
June 27, 2012
Despite the fact that 90 percent of teens are now on social networks, their favorite form of communication remains talking in person.
That's according to a report from Common Sense Media’s Program for the Study of Children and Media, which found that 90 percent of teens have used some sort of social media and 75 percent have a profile on a social networking site.
Still, 49 percent of the teens surveyed said their favorite way to communicate with friends is by talking in person, well ahead of texting (33 percent) and social media (7 percent).
Among those who prefer to chat face-to-face rather than through a computer, 38 percent say it's because it's more fun and 29 percent say they can better understand what people mean.
That said, social media use among half of teens is a daily activity. Fifty-one percent of teens check their social networking site of choice at least once a day, according to the survey.
To download highlights of the study, click here.
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