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According to a recent study on Teens, Social Media & Technology by the Pew Research Centre, the percentage of US teens (13 to 17 years old) who use Facebook fell from 71 per cent in 2015 to just 51 per cent this year.

That’s a dramatic dip from just three years ago when it was the platform of choice for kids that age.

Now that these teens have abandoned Facebook in droves, where have they moved to?

YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are now the top three preferred social media spaces for teenagers.

Check out these numbers:

Do the kids still Facebooks?

Do the kids still Facebooks?
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85 per cent – Teens who use YouTube. The platform wasn’t included in the previous survey.

72 per cent – Teens who use Instagram, up from 52 per cent in the previous survey.

69 per cent – Teens who use Snapchat, up from 41 per cent in the previous survey.

Snapchat is also more popular with girls with 42 per cent saying it’s their most used site, while only 29 per cent of boys say the same.

Are computer games still a thing?

Are computer games still a thing?
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The survey also studied teens and their close relationship with tech, such as how ubiquitous smartphones are in their lives and how they view social media.

Check out these numbers:

31 per cent – Teens who believe that social media has a mostly positive impact on people their age.

24 per cent – Teens who believe social media has a mostly negative impact.

45 per cent – Teens who believe that social media has neither a positive or negative effect.

95 per cent – Teens who have access to smartphones.

45 per cent – Teens who are online on a near-constant basis.

90 per cent – Teens who play video games of any kind, including on a phone, computer or game console.

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