Pew Research Center: Teens Have Mostly Positive Outlook on Effects of Social Media

There are downsides, however, felt more by girls than boys

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Most of the 1,316 U.S. teens who participated in a survey by Pew Research Center expressed positive sentiments about their experiences using social media platforms, but they also acknowledged the darker side to doing so.

Pew said eight out of 10 respondents said what they see on social media makes them feel more connected to what’s going on in their friends’ lives, while 71% say it makes them feel like they have a place where they can show their creative side and 67% say these platforms make them feel as if they have people who can support them through tough times.

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