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Facebook still attractive for teens

Staff writer |
As high school graduation season comes to a close, millions of U.S. teens are preparing to start a new chapter—and they’re probably chronicling it all on Facebook.

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Despite speculation that the social network is dead to teens, the vast majority of the class of 2014 remains active on the network, eMarketer reports.

According to June 2014 research from online review community Niche, 87% of 2014 high school graduates in the U.S. used Facebook, and 61% of them checked their newsfeeds at least once per day.

An April 2014 study by McAfee found that nearly three-quarters of US students between the ages of 16 and 18 accessed their social media accounts while at school.

Younger high school students weren’t as likely to do this. Just 58% of 13- to 15-year-olds said they logged on to a social network while they were in school.

For those high school grads who are flocking the nest, the trouble of hiding online behavior from parents should cease. Two-thirds of 16- to 18-year-olds surveyed by McAfee reported they had hidden their online behavior from their parents by closing or minimizing a window when the adult walked in the room.


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