Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites

Source: Pew Internet and American Life Project

As social media use has become pervasive in the lives of American teens, a new study finds that 69% of the teenagers who use social networking sites say their peers are mostly kind to one another on such sites. Still, 88% of these teens say they have witnessed people being mean and cruel to another person on the sites, and 15% report that they have been the target of mean or cruel behavior on social network sites.

Adult social network users are less likely to say they witness or experience this type of behavior, but they still report that it is prevalent: 69% of adults who use social networking sites say they have seen people be mean and cruel to others on those sites.

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