A new social media survey found that while teens may be addicted to Facebook and their mobile devices, 43 percent of them would like to unplug sometimes and experience the physical world.
“That number may not be too surprising given that 41 percent said they were ‘addicted’ to their mobile devices. About 36 percent said they sometimes wish they could go back to a time when there was no Facebook,” Bloomberg reported.
In a survey titled “ Social Media, Social Life,” child advocacy group Common Sense Media found that overall, social media helps teens’ social lives with friends and families more than it hurts. It also makes them feel more confident and less shy.
The survey questioned 1,000 13- to 17-year-olds to determine how social media affects the social lives of teenagers.
The study also found that 45 percent of those surveyed get frustrated when their friends pay more attention to their phones and gadgets than to them. A somewhat-surprising finding was 49 percent of participants responded that despite the growing ways to communicate, like texting and online chatting, in-person conversations are their favored form of communication.
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