A new survey finds some surprises when it comes to teens' social lives and the Internet.
Adults often think of teens as 'Generation Wired.' But a recent survey finds some teens have misgivings about interactions becoming increasingly digital. Some results of the survey from Common Sense Media, a non-profit that looks at the impact of media and technology on kids, weren't surprising.
Ninety percent of teens surveyed said they engage in social media. Half of them, every day. For 68 percent, Facebook is the tool of choice. About a quarter consider themselves a "heavy" social media user, using at least two social media tools per day. Texting is the most popular digital channel teens utilize every day. But teens said social media can impact their interactions with one another. One-third said they'd engaged in digital flirting with someone when they wouldn't have done the same in person. And a quarter said they've said something negative about someone online, when they would not have said it to their face.
And it appears even the most avid users of technology need a break. While parents might find it impossible to wrestle a smartphone from a teen's hand, 43 percent of teens said they wish they could unplug every now and then. About 21 percent said they wish their parents could do the same.