Teens are tuned in to TikTok and YouTube ‘almost constantly’

Recent findings from the Pew Research Center reveal that a significant portion of teens are plugged into sites like YouTube and TikTok at an almost unyielding pace. The survey, which gathered insights from 1,453 teens across the U.S., reveals that despite alarm bells ringing over potential risks to mental health, the allure of the digital world remains unshaken. Over 15% of teens are on YouTube or TikTok “almost constantly,” according to the Pew report. But it’s not just about cat videos and dance challenges; these platforms are the new town squares for Gen Z. It’s where news breaks, where trends are born, and where movements gain momentum. Other interesting findings include: .stk-9713ca4 ul li,.stk-9713ca4 ol li{font-size:16px !important}.stk-9713ca4 ul li{list-style-image:url(‘data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB4bWxucz0iaHR0cDovL3d3dy53My5vcmcvMjAwMC9zdmciIHZpZXdCb3g9IjAgMCAxOTAgMTkwIiBzdHlsZT0iZmlsbDogIzAwMCAhaW1wb3J0YW50OyBjb2xvcjogIzAwMCAhaW1wb3J0YW50O3RyYW5zZm9ybTogcm90YXRlKGRlZykgIWltcG9ydGFudDsiPjxwb2x5Z29uIHBvaW50cz0iMTczLjgsMjguNCA2MC40LDE0MS44IDE1LjcsOTcuMiA1LjEsMTA3LjggNjAuNCwxNjMgMTg0LjQsMzkgMTczLjgsMjguNCIgZmlsbD0iIzAwMCIgc3Ryb2tlPSIjMDAwIiBzdHlsZT0iZmlsbDogcmdiKDAsIDAsIDApOyBzdHJva2U6IHJnYigwLCAwLCAwKTsiLz48L3N2Zz4=’) !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-9713ca4 ul li,.stk-9713ca4 ol li{font-size:16px !important}}Nearly 50% of teens are surfing the web “almost constantly,” says the Pew Research Center. YouTube’s the daily digital hangout for 70% of teens, with 16% practically living on it. TikTok’s not far behind, boasting daily visits from 58% of teens, and 17% can’t seem to log off. Snapchat and Instagram split the teen vote, with about half checking in daily. Facebook’s losing the teen race, with only 19% logging in daily. Yet, there’s a flip side to this coin. A recent advisory from the Surgeon General has sounded the alarm on the mental health impact of such intensive screen time. But at the same time, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure that out. And it’s not just empty talk; studies cited by sources like…Teens are tuned in to TikTok and YouTube ‘almost constantly’

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