US Teen Social Media Use, "Teens, Social Media and Technology 2022" Pew Research Report
-97% use internet daily, up from 92% in 2014-2015
-46% say they are on the internet constantly, up from 24% IN 2014-2015
-95% of 15-17 year-olds have access to a smartphone; 91% of 13-14 year-olds have access to a smartphone
-Top 5 Social Media Platforms used: YouTube (95%), TikTok (67%), Instagram (62%), Snapchat (59%), Facebook (32%)
-36% of teens say they spend too much time on social media (SM)
-54% say it would be hard to give up SM
Meta Executive Testimony to US Senate:
•154,800 U.S. teens are at risk of suicidal ideations due to Instagram (IG) use.
Antigone Davis, VP, Global Head of Safety at Meta, during her oral testimony to the U.S. Senate on September 30, 2021, stated that FB’s research indicated that 0.5 percent of their teen users confirmed that IG use spurred suicidal ideations.