How Preteens Are Using Social Media

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