For Teens, It’s All About the Apps

Project Tomorrow, a non-profit organization focused on digital technology for education, recently released the results of its 2013 survey of 325,279 K-12 students across the U.S. and it indicates that teens are moving away from social media and using more social apps.

According to the survey, in 2013 just 30% of middle school students and 39% of high school students said they are maintaining a profile on a social networking site such as Facebook. That’s a decrease of approximately 40% since 2009. Social apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine are now used by 44% of students in grades 6-12.

Two-thirds of students in grades 6-12 use text messaging. Other findings:

  • 28% of middle school students said they are making and posting videos
  • 12% said they have their own blog
  • 23% of middle school students regularly play multi-player online games

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