Evan Minniti cub writer
Through the rise of the smartphone, social networking sites have had a huge impact on America’s teenage population. According to a recent Nielsen survey, 58 percent of American teenagers own a cellphone.
Another survey from the Pew Research Center said that an even larger number, 78 percent, of teenagers aged 12 to 17 owned a cell phone. The 2012 ‘’Teens Fact Sheet’’ from the Pew Research Center said that 81 percent of teenagers use some kind of social media, with 77 percent using Facebook and 24 percent using Twitter.
Social media’s influence on teenagers has become undeniable. Below, the Norman Nation comments on their perceptions of social media.