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More on how to use tech like a teenager

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Raw data from our latest teens survey posted on our website. Have at it.

"If it got a million downloads, I’m like, OK, it’s cool, people are downloading. But if it’s got like ten downloads…"

Teen, on determining the quality of an app before downloading it to his/her cell phone/tablet.

Did you know: 78% of teens have a cell phone & 23% have a tablet. 58% of all teens have downloaded apps to their cell or tablet.

Teens have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy. New report out today: http://pewrsr.ch/14ZycuB

When it comes to teens and social media, Facebook dwarfs other platforms.
http://pewrsr.ch/18xTGD1

When it comes to teens and social media, Facebook dwarfs other platforms.

http://pewrsr.ch/18xTGD1

Setting the record straight.

"I think parents don’t understand that we can apply life skills onto the Internet, whereas it’s a little more confusing, maybe, for them, that switch. But because we’ve grown up with it, we can easily see, OK, stranger in real life, stranger on the computer, same thing."

One focus group participant in our new report captured a primary reason that parents, teachers, and other adults are not seen as a go-to resource for information about Internet privacy.

Full report: http://pewrsr.ch/18sF4EI

"92% of AP and NWP teachers surveyed describe writing assignments as ‘essential’ to the formal learning process, and ‘writing effectively’ tops their list of skills students need to be successful in life."

— Our new study looks at teachers, writing and technology. Explore it here. (via pewresearch)

(via poynterinstitute)

The skills that teachers think students need for the future …
(http://pewrsr.ch/1bFTx34)

The skills that teachers think students need for the future …

(http://pewrsr.ch/1bFTx34)

"There tends to be a perception that students willfully copy and paste intellectual property out of laziness and disregard. But teachers emphasized to us that more often than not, it’s genuine lack of understanding."

The Washington Post on our new report on how digital tools are affecting student writing (http://pewrsr.ch/13g8t4f)

Yes. Student writing in the digital age allows for more collaboration, creativity, and expression.

But — digital tools also allow for more shortcuts, and let informal writing creep in.

This, plus much more, in our newest report on how digital tools are affecting student writing and how it is being taught in schools. http://pewrsr.ch/13g8t4f

What teens share on social media, broken down by gender and age.

What teens share on social media, broken down by gender and age.

"I think Facebook can be fun, but also it’s drama central. On Facebook, people imply things and say things, even just by a like, that they wouldn’t say in real life."

Teen, on Facebook.

http://pewrsr.ch/10LRth9

(Source: pewinternet.org)

"I am basically dividing things up. Instagram is mostly for pictures. Twitter is mostly for just saying what you are thinking. Facebook is both of them combined so you have to give a little bit of each. But yes, so Instagram, I posted more pictures on Instagram than on Facebook. Twitter is more natural."

Teen, on using different social media sites.

Along with The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, we conducted focus groups with teenagers in a variety of locales. Here’s a list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy. http://pewrsr.ch/10LRth9

"I’m not going to scream across the room oh my God, I want to dance! Or stuff like that."

Teen, on friending teachers and preachers.

Along with The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, we conducted focus groups with teenagers in a variety of locales. Here’s a list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy. http://pewrsr.ch/10LRth9