According to our July 2011 survey, 95% of American teens use the internet. These are some of the things they do online.
Sources: The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project 2011 Teen/Parent Survey, April 19 – July 14, 2011. n=799 teens ages 12-17 and a parent or guardian. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life project 2009 Parent-Teen Cell Phone Survey, conducted from June 26 to September 24, 2009. n= 800 teens ages 12-17. See also: Our comprehensive spreadsheet of teen tech use and ownership since 2000.
Below is a chart descibing trends in how teens use social network sites. For a closer look at teens' social media activities, inluding comparisons to adults, please see our 2010 report, Social Media & Young Adults.
Last updated: May 2012