How Preteens Are Using Social Media

We all have our guesses when it comes to how preteens are using social media and where they spend time online.

Well, here’s a snapshot of the statistics:

  • 81% of kids between the ages of 12 and 17 use social media. That’s compared to 72% of internet users overall.
  • Even if your tween doesn’t have a smartphone, she’s probably still using social networking. 35% of tweens use a laptop, 24% a desktop and 32% a tablet to access social media sites.
  • The most popular social networking site for tweens? YouTube, used by 45% of girls age 6 to 12 in one survey.
  • 38% of kids between 8 and 12 use Facebook. 35% think of it as a site for parents, not kids.
  • 44% of girls surveyed between the ages of 8 and 12 use Instagram, and 23% say it’s their favorite app.
  • Just 8% of kids age 12 to 17 use Twitter. In a survey of girls between age 6 and 12, that drops to just 2%.

Now, here’s the rest…

Trending Tweens: How Kids Use Social Media Infographic


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