Young and social online
Insights into young people’s social media use from eSafety’s 2016 Digital Participation Survey.
More teens than kids use social media. YouTube is the top service for kids and Facebook for teens. Most have their privacy settings on ‘private’. Social media is seen as having up sides and down sides.
More teens than kids use social media:
Focusing on kids and teens who use social media (base: social media users — 53% of kids and teens):
Top five social media services used
Active social media accounts
Main social media account:
Privacy and personal information
Privacy settings on their main social media account:
More teens than kids share personal information on their main social media account:
The upside of social media
The downside of social media
Source: Survey commissioned by the eSafety, June 2016. 2,278 children aged 8 to 17 years with access to the internet. Base of 1,210 children who use social media.