Cell phone use by teens is becoming more common. Teens text each other frequently, but rarely call each other. Texting is used as an alternative to talking on the phone.
The two most popular methods of communicating via cell phone are texting and email. Teens also communicate via social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
Texting has become an increasingly important aspect of teens’ overall communication strategy. Teens are using cell phones more frequently than ever before.
Teenagers are sending and receiving text messages every single day. This is especially true among those aged 12–17. In fact, nearly 80 percent of teens said they text every day.
Texting frequency increases as teens get older. Teens who text daily are more likely to be girls. Girls are more likely than boys to text. Older teens are more likely to text.
Teens who make less money are more likely to be addicted to texting. Teens from families making over $75k/year are more likely to text daily.
Parents are using their cell phones to communicate with their children. Most parents use their cell phones to send texts to their children.
The Typical American Teen Text Statistics
Teenagers text a lot, but they’re not always texting each other. Texting is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers, especially those aged 13 to 17.
- Teens who text send and receive more than 2000 text messages a month.
- Boys are more likely to text than girls.
- Teens who text usually send and receive fewer than 10 text messages per day.
- Some teens text over 1,000 times a day!
- Whites send more text messages than other ethnicities.
- Black teens use more texting than others.
- Teens who speak English as a first language use less texting than those who don’t.
Social Media And Teen Friendships
Social media plays a big part in making friends. Teens use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to make new friends.
Social media is an important venue for interactions and conversations among America’s youth. Fully 76 percent of all teens use social networks.
Facebook is the dominant network, with 71 percent of all teens using it, followed by Instagram (52 percent) and Snapchat (41 percent). Only 33 percent of teens use Twitter and 27 percent use Google Plus.
Few teens use Vine or Tumblr, but more than half of teens use YouTube.
Teenagers rely heavily on social media to stay in touch with their friends. Teens use social media platforms to make new friends and meet new people. Teens share their social media usernames with new friends as a way to stay connected.
Social media is a big part of teen life. Teens use social media to make new friends and stay connected with old ones.
Most teens use social media daily or weekly. Teens also use social media to talk about what’s going on in their lives.