65 of parents surveyed by pew researchers said they worry about their kids spending too much time in front of screens youtube was the most used social media app among teens in 2019, followed by instagram and snapchat, according to statista tiktok became the fastest growing new app for american teens in 2019. Social media has given teens the ability to instantly connect with others and share their lives through photos, videos and status updates. Teens themselves describe these platforms as a key tool for connecting and maintaining relationships, being creative, and learning more about the world. The use of profanity has exploded in movies, video games, tv and of course, over the internet. 1 in 5 teens use social media for 5 hours a day and may be losing sleep over it shots - health news research yet again shows teens are glued to. The pew research center regularly conducts surveys on technology use in the united states, and collects data on adolescents social media use. Widespread and improved mobile technology means teens can access social media more easily. Additionally, social media platforms such as google and facebook feed users personalised information based on data mined from each user, thereby creating filter bubbles that shield users from having to interact with contesting ideas. 4 besides the filters and customised content, news feeds from some social media outletsincluding buzzfeed, distractify and upworthyhave also.