The dangers of Facebook to teens and young people is well documented. If you want to protect your kids you need to know where they are. Here are 7 apps and websites you need to be aware of:.
Teens love to spend time online and as a parent it can be difficult to keep up with the latest social media, messaging apps and websites. Webwise spoke with Irish teens recently on what websites and apps they use most. Here are the 5 most popular apps used by our Youth Panel members.
Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. Keep in mind that no app poses a danger in and of itself, but many do provide kids with an opportunity to make, ahem, bad choices. Sometimes when it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's really not a duck.
Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, tweens and teens love the variety. You don't need to know the ins and outs of all the apps, sites, and terms that are "hot" right now and frankly, if you did, they wouldn't be trendy anymore.
Researchers at GlobalWebIndex, a syndicated study on digital consumers in 32 markets, recently confirmed this decline. Having surveyed teenagers in 30 countries, they revealed that the number of teenagers claiming to be active on Facebook ie. Not surprisingly, it's mobile chat services like WeChat, and photo-sharing apps like Instagram and Snapchat.
Social Media. Tech News. After all, there are now so many vying for your attention, it can be difficult choosing between them all.
Despite the huge popularity of social networking among teens, more respondents reported using Gmail than Snapchat or Facebook, June research uncovered. The only site used more than Gmail was YouTube, which is not surprising given the plethora of content and influencers available on the video-sharing site. By far, YouTube was the most popular site on the list—more than nine in 10 teens surveyed said they used the video-sharing site.
About this statistic. Show source. Reach of social media used by U. Global average daily time spent online by teensby device.