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10 Fascinating Facts about How Teens Use Technology in 2013

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In a recent post published here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning I shared with you  parts of a research study  entitled " Teens and Technology " and today I am adding a follow-up to this article. This is basically a wonderful slideshow created by Kristin Purcel in which she outlined 10 important facts you should know about today's teens.

Here is a brief round-up of these 10 facts but you can check the slide for more illustrations.

1- Among Teens 12-17, social network site growth has slowed particularly Facebook, but Twitter use is growing rapidly.
2- Today's teens are sharing more personal information online than teens have in the past
3- Today's teens do care about online privacy
4-Today's teens do take active steps to manage their online reputations
5- Parents of teens are very aware that online content can impact their teens' lives
6- Most teens educational environment include the use of at least some digital technologies
7- The internet has fundamentally altered how teens do research, but not necessarily for the worse
8-Digital tools can benefit kids' writing skills and abilities according to teachers.
9- Teachers are divided as to whether "digital natives" are all that unique.
10- A digital divide persists in the area of educational and technology



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