All this playing, hanging out and talking while playing games leads many teens to feel closer to friends.
But even as social media connects teens to friends’ feelings and experiences, the sharing that occurs on these platforms can have negative consequences. Teens can learn about events and activities to which they weren’t invited, and the highly curated lives of teens’ social media connections can lead them to make negative comparisons with their own lives: Teens face challenges trying to construct an appropriate and authentic online persona for multiple audiences, including adults and peers.
People have sent emails telling about how they have developed deep friendships and even got married with people they met on this site, so by using A Nice Chat as your alternative, you endorse the creativity which has brought millions of people together.
For many teens, texting is the dominant way that they communicate on a day-to-day basis with their friends.
Some 88% of teens text their friends at least occasionally, and fully 55% do so daily.
It covers the results of a national survey of teens ages 13 to 17; throughout the report, the word “teens” refers to those in that age bracket, unless otherwise specified. Fully 57% of teens ages 13 to 17 have made a new friend online, with 29% of teens indicating that they have made more than five new friends in online venues.
10 through March 16, 2015, and 16 online and in-person focus groups with teens were conducted in April 2014 and November 2014.