Social Life of App Addicted Teen

Social Life of App Addicted Teen Infographic

Is your teenager addicted to social media on their cellphone or computer? Today, I wanted to share an infographic that is packed full of useful information about the social life of an addicted teenager.

Social Life of App Addicted Teen

Graphic Provided by TeenSafe 




16 responses to “Social Life of App Addicted Teen Infographic”

  1. Rea Avatar

    This is just so true! Not sure of the statistics here in my country but it looks just about the same!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, the stats are pretty scary. My kids don’t have smart phones and they can’t have one until they can pay for it themselves. 😉

  2. Karen Dawkins Avatar

    My social teens use SnapChat constantly. I really don’t like that app! The conversations disappear after 8 seconds. Who knows what’s really going on? It can’t be regulated or supervised (hence its popularity?). Parents need to talk social media/apps with their kids and watch more rigorously than ever for behavioral/attitude changes.

    My kids must relinquish all phones at bedtime. Otherwise, we find they’re up all night — or much of it.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Snapchat isn’t a good app. I talked about this app on my ASKAWAYFriday post.

      I am thankful that we opted to get my kids basic phones, it is all the need and if they want to use the internet they can when we are home.

  3. TiaMaria Avatar

    What great info and just as we were discussing giving my son my old phone. Thank you for sharing, Christy!

    1. Christy Avatar

      If you can get away with giving him a basic phone, I think you are better off. They don’t need to use the Internet on the go. My kids have basic phones so that they can talk or text. We go through their phone randomly too.

  4. Jennifer Hiles Avatar
    Jennifer Hiles

    I’m not too surprised by these statistics. My 12 year old step daughter has her phone with her 24/7. I hear it go off at all hours of the night. I think it is insane. What are 12 year olds doing up at 3:00am texting her. What could possibly be so important?! It drives me crazy. I wish she had never gotten a smart phone but it wasn’t my choice. I think there should be more rules about how many hours she can spend on it though.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I am thankful that we didn’t get our teenagers smart phones. We got them a basic line with talk and text only. My daughter isn’t allowed to text after a certain time and if she gets caught she has to leave her phone in the kitchen. Maybe you can show her this infographic and come up with some ground rules that are fair. Be careful, teens are using snapchat too.

  5. Michele Avatar

    Can all this really be good for teens? I guess I am just too old to understand it all. I really do not think they should be allowed to use these apps during school!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree that kids shouldn’t be allowed to use apps or cell phones during class. I know that my daughter has a phone with her at all times but she doesn’t use it. She can’t surf the net anyhow, we blocked it.

  6. Rebel Sweetheart Avatar

    Such a cool infographic. I’m sure many teens and even adults can relate. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you, I know that I am guilty of being super attached to my phone.

  7. Pam Rote Avatar

    I see most of that chart with my tween—except–no phones in class so there’s that brake, and we have an hour screen free every Tus and Thurs….so she’s go a brake there—but I’m just as bad so I guess I need to be a better example =} Because as parents its up to US!!!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Good for you and your kids Pam. I think an hour or two of no screen time is a good choice.

  8. Cynthia Avatar

    I don’t have a teen yet but hope that he develops interests that keep him offline. My hope is to have him social outside of online social networking. We shall see!

    1. Christy Avatar

      My daughter is in band and it keeps her busy which of course reduces her screen time.