Social media has become huge part of teens’ lives. Despite popular assumption, the internet is a male dominated; girls started using social media sites at much faster rates.
The infogragh shows that 91% of the girls in the study said they used Facebook regularly, while only 28% said the same about MySpace. Demonstrating that teens do not eschew Twitter, 38% said they had a Twitter account, and averaged about 8 Tweets per day.
Even though 85% of female users said that they have discussed with their parents regarding safe social networking behavior, 50% of girls admit they are not always as careful as they should be. Nonetheless, 68% of girls have had a negative experience on a social media site.
However, 56% girls said that social networking sites help them feel closer and stay connected to their friends.