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Even teachers who adhere to their school’s acceptable use policy can, at times, be tripped up when using social media for instruction. One problematic area is privacy. At

Find out at Young People Have This Many Social Media Accounts, But We’re Definitely Not Using All Of Them at

Beware, though: Teenagers have very different habits than featured in this study!


The study also found that the average person spends over two hours a day on social media, and cellphones are the go-to way to access your favorite social networks. People who only use their cellphones to get online also have fewer social media accounts, according to the research.

“Smartphones are facilitating on-the-go social engagement, with many dipping into different platforms throughout their day,” the report says.

Also pretty interesting: Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are the top ways to communicate with other people, with over half of all people surveyed using one of the messaging apps. Facebook and Facebook-owned platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp dominate the social media field, with nearly everyone having an account on Facebook or one of its services. Only 6 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds don’t use Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or Instagram.

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New research has unearthed a dramatic increase in the number of young children who have their own tablet device–42 percent compared to 1 percent in 2011.

The research from Common Sense, which examines media use by kids ages 0-8 and is the third installment in an ongoing series that tracks media and technology use, also uncovered an increase in the amount of time children spend with mobile devices–48 minutes, up from just five minutes in 2011.

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight is based on a large, nationally representative sample of respondents and replicates methods from 2011 and 2013 to gauge how media environments and behaviors have changed over the years.

Read very relevant information in Evolving Issues With Social Media and Appropriate Usage for Students and Staff at


Because of this schools have had to adjust policies to ensure the safety for all across platforms both in and out of school. Additionally, since teachers and students have access to each other, the lines of appropriateness of student-teacher relationships can also be problematic.

Social media users often write without great concern to grammar, punctuation and other writing rules.  So, what does this mean for teachers and giving instruction and feedback?  Read more in Social media’s classroom Catch-22 at

In order to connect with learners, it is always important to get to know them and what they do and are interested in.  REad more in Social media’s classroom Catch-22 at