2011 Report from the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics digging into the longterm effects of internet usage, gaming, texting, cyberbullying, etc. Very interesting data and great reading for parents.
From the article:
According to a recent poll, 22% of teenagers log on to their favorite social media site more than 10 times a day, and more than half of adolescents log on to a social media site more than once a day. Seventy-five percent of teenagers now own cell phones, and 25% use them for social media, 54% use them for texting, and 24% use them for instant messaging. Thus, a large part of this generation’s social and emotional development is occurring while on the Internet and on cell phones.
click here to download the findings report in pdf