TWO thirds of American teens would prefer to hang out with their friends online, shows new research.
A new survey of 1,000 teenagers living in the US has found that 61% of 13 to 17-year-olds prefer to talk to their friends on their smartphones or via social media, rather than chatting with them face-to-face. The research, carried out by Common Sense Media, also found that more than half of teens (54%) said that social media often distracted them when they should be paying attention to the people they’re spending time with.
Just 32% of the teenagers quizzed said that they preferred to talk to their friends in person.
What are your thoughts? Do you prefer to chat with your friends online or in real life?