According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, about teens and social media usage, 92 percent of teens, aged 13 to 17, reported being online on a daily basis. Of those teens, 24 percent reported going online constantly, which is unsurprising, as 88 percent of American teens have access to a mobile device.
While Facebook remains the most popular social platform, most teens and tweens are only using Facebook for messaging capabilities and the ability to easily communicate in Facebook groups. Platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Tumblr are where kids are spending the majority of their time on social media, so let’s take a look at the platform where your kids are spending their time.
Pew Research Center reports a whopping 52 percent of teens using Instagram to share personal photos, videos and conduct conversations. With the default account setting set to “public”, you want to have a discussion with