The Stats on Teen Social Media Addiction

  • 84 percent of teens use social media, and 62 percent of teens use it every day.
  • On average, teens spend 1 hour and 27 minutes a day scrolling social media, an increase of 17 minutes from 2019.
  • Only one-third of teens say they enjoy social media “a lot,” down from 40 percent in 2019.
  • 42 percent of teen girls say they enjoy social media, compared with 27 percent of teen boys.
  • Girls are also more likely than boys to use social media every day (68 percent vs. 57 percent).
  • Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat are the most popular social media sites for teens.
  • Use of social media among tweens went up by 7 percentage points between 2019 and 2021, from 31 to 38 percent.

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