15 astonishing facts about social savvy teens

15 Astonishing Facts About The Social Media Life Of Teens [Infographic]

Believe it or not, the life of teens today is not that simple. Besides the traditional time old challenges of being a teen, a modern teen has the added peer pressure of owning a mobile and keeping up with his or her social life. These 15 astonishing facts about the social media life of teens spill out the beans in numbers. Check out this Infographic!

15 Astonishing Facts About The Social Media Life Of Teens


Over 95% of teens in the US have access to the internet. 90% of those who’re on the internet are on social media. 78% of teens today own a smartphone.

The first thing that most teens do first thing in the morning is to check their social life. 56% of them like Facebook more than any other social network, while 27% of them prefer Twitter.

Instagram is the number 1 social network among teens. The most popular #Instagram photo tags are: #love, #me, #instagood, #cute, #photooftheday, #girl, #followme.

At school, in class, 90% of texts are read within 3 minutes of delivery.

At lunch, 90% of students use mobile phones for non-educational reasons. 68% use it to check their emails. 38% surf on the web. 86% of teens are busy texting their friends, while 79% are simply checking time. 8% of teens are playing games and 66% are busy on social networks.

YouTube EDU currently has 700K + high quality educational videos that can be used in the classroom. 77% teachers find digital tools helpful but 87% also say that sites like YouTube are the biggest distraction.

43% of users between the ages of 12 and 24 say that after school they use SnapChat everyday. 

72% of teens say that they use their smartphones while watching TV.

Over to you – Do you know of some interesting facts about the life of today’s teens? Share with us in comments below.


Author: Shilpi Agarwal Shilpi is a Social Data Evangelist + Analytical Nerd + Design Junkie. She leads Social Strategi, a Social Media Agency with data intelligence chops that harnesses the power of social data intelligence to strategize and execute paid media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google. She’s also a Speaker, Podcast Host and Startup Mentor who believes Social (Media + Data + Good) = Growth.