New Pew and Internet Life Report: Social Networking Websites and Teens

In an article about this, Lehnert is quoted as saying that they were surprised that so few teens reported using social networking sites.

55% of online teens use social networks and 55% have created online profiles; older girls predominate

To read the full report, please visit:
http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/198/report_display.asp

More than half (55%) of all of online American youths ages 12-17 use online social networking sites, according to a new national survey of teenagers conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Among the key findings:

* 55% of online teens have created a personal profile online, and 55% have used social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook.
* 66% of teens who have created a profile say that their profile is not visible to all internet users.
* 48% of teens visit social networking websites daily or more often; 26% visit once a day, 22% visit several times a day.
* Older girls ages 15-17 are more likely to have used social networking sites and created online profiles; 70% of older girls have used an online social network compared with 54% of older boys, and 70% of older girls have created an online profile, while only 57% of older boys have done so.

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