Teens and Technology – Myths vs. Reality

Amanda Lenhart, a senior research specialist at the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project recently held a talk on commonly held assumptions about how teens and young adults use technology. “How Do [They] Even Do That?” Myths and Facts About the Impact of Technology on the Lives of American Teens helps break down fact from fiction in the changing use of technology among America’s youth.

Date was gathered from surveys and focus groups from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Be aware that most of the surveys were from 2009, so results are slightly outdated.

Were you surprised by any of the results on teens and technology use today?

See also: 
Teen Tech Week for Teens, Educators and Parents
2012 Pew Internet Studies on Teens, Education and Online Behavior
Teens and Cell Phone Usage: Infographic
How Teens Use Technology in Their Social Lives: Ericsson CES Preview
Cell phones considered essential by teens 
Trends in Teen Communication and Social Media Use

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