I definitely can say that I am on my phone, laptop, and XBox 360 too much. Relationships and networking is more than just a digital device and its communication capabilities. Doing youth ministry, I know how much more teenagers are tied to their technology and any parent can confirm just the same.
But how attached are teens to their technology?
Can they separate themselves and do they value face-to-face interaction?
The infographic below has a great visual depiction on teens and their digital lives.
We grabbed the top three pieces of data for you:
- Over half of teens feel that social media helps their relationships with friends and a third with family while less than 5% see it hurting those relationships.
- Their favorite medium of communication is in person (49%) and texting (33%)
- Girls are more apt to using digital forms of communication (though it is for sure that boys use gaming systems much more than girls)
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What has been your experience with teenagers and their tech?
[via Common Sense Media]
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