Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences.

“The complexity of social media’s role in young people’s lives may frustrate those looking for easy answers or simplistic solutions. But it is a reality that this survey has made abundantly clear.” Read the new survey VJR Consulting did for Common Sense Media, tracking trends in teen social media use from 2012 to 2018. The survey includes data about how often US teens use social media; specific actions they take (active vs. passive use); when they do or don’t take breaks from social media; how often they encounter racist and sexist content online; and whether social media makes them feel better or worse about themselves. The survey explores the relationship of social media use with teens’ social and emotional well-being, including a special focus on more vulnerable teens. 

And for more about the survey, watch coverage from CBS or NBC, listen to the story on NPR’s The Takeaway, or read stories in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Associated Press, Education Week, or Time Magazine