A new survey reveals that 58 percent of American teens report taking significant breaks from social media, and that many of these breaks are voluntary. The findings are drawn from a broader Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey that explores teens' social media, messaging, and video content habits, with a special focus on understanding if and why teens take breaks from the social media platforms that are so prominent in their lives. The survey found that 65 percent of teens who took a social media break did so voluntarily, primarily for the following reasons:. Such breaks tend to be longer than those taken by teens in higher-income households. The main reason for involuntary breaks from social media is that parents took away their devices, affecting 38 percent of break-takers, while another 17 percent took a break because their device was lost or stolen. Teens who took voluntary breaks reported feeling better for the experience, while those who took involuntary breaks reported feeling more anxious about what they were missing and wanting to return to social media quickly.
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Our beliefs influence our thoughts, words and actions, and then the way we interact with the world around us. The way your teen thinks then impacts their words and behavior too. Watch the video below to learn how your beliefs about your teen are actually a part of the story in how they see and define themselves. You'll also learn how you can use this information to boost your teen's confidence and productivity.
Vaping is surging among American adolescents. According to one national survey, 3. While e-cigarettes swept onto the market about a decade ago on the perception that they were largely benign — useful tools, in fact, to help smokers quit tobacco — concerns are growing over the harm that might be caused by the particles and chemicals users inhale.