Ninety-five percent of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45 percent of teens are almost constantly online —
but younger Internet users do not connect on Facebook as much as their older peers do, suggests a Pew Research Center study released Thursday.
Although Facebook dominated social media across all age groups over the past decade, it has taken a backseat to YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat among today’s teens.
Facebook is still used by more than half of all teens aged 13 to 17, the survey results indicate.
Fifty-one percent of those polled reported using the social networking service. Yet a whopping 85 percent reported actively using YouTube, 72 percent said they regularly used Instagram, and 69 percent were on Snapchat.
Facebook did outpace Twitter, used by just 32 percent of teens survey