Teen and Adult Social Media Use Statistics

Social Media Use by Teens and Tweens on Average

  • 9hrs a day
  • 27hrs a week
  • teens check-in with social media 100 times a day

These statistics are independent of school work.

Social Media Use by Adults

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  • 5hrs on average in 2016 study
  • adults check-in with Social Media 17 times a day on average
  • mom check-in with Facebook 8 times a day minimum

These statistics are independent of jobs/work needs

Sleep Interruptions

  • 90% of teens sleep with phones in their rooms
  • 62 % of the teens use their smartphones after bedtime.
  • 57 % text and tweet messages while in bed,
  • 21% percent said they wake up if a text comes in.
  • 71% of adults sleep with their phone in their bedroom
  • 13% of adults sleep with their cell phone in hand

Work Interruptions

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  • most teens and adults, go on average, 11 minutes between phone interruptions
  • it takes the human brain 10-20 minutes to get back on task after an interruption
  • HMMMMMM!!!!!!!

Meal Interruptions

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  • 37-55% of teens and adults text or check their phone during meal times

Challenge:

Time your social media use for one day.  Are there changes you can make?

References:

  1. New York Times
  2. CNN Report
  3. Moms and Media 2015
  4. Social Media by Huffington Post
  5. Business Insider – Teen Cell Phone use at night
  6. ABC News: teen cell phone use at night
  7. Americans and social media trends

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