Gen Z teens are leaving social media in droves
It’s easy to look at the next generation and think, “Well, we’re screwed.” But don’t lose hope just yet. As it turns out, the teenagers of Generation Z are leaving social media in droves, refusing to participate in the happiness-for-likes trade that social media inspires. The numbers are clear:
One 2017 survey of British schoolchildren found that 63% would be happy if social media had never been invented. Another survey of 9,000 internet users from the research firm Ampere Analysis found that people aged 18-24 had significantly changed their attitudes towards social media in the past two years. Whereas 66% of this demographic agreed with the statement “social media is important to me” in 2016, only 57% make this claim in 2018. As young people increasingly reject social media, older generations increasingly embrace it: among the 45-plus age bracket, the proportion who value social media has increased from 23% to 28% in the past year, according to Ampere’s data.
Learn more about why kids are leaving social media below.
Full story at The Guardian.
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