Teens and Social
Media at THS
Teens have several different ways of using social
Different Types of Social Media
The most used social media sites at THS are
probably Tumblr, Instagram, SnapChat, and
Uses of Social Media
Teens at THS use social media sites such as
Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, or FaceBook to
connect with friends, see what is going in their
lives and to send pictures between them.
Why Teens Use Social Media
Teens use social media because they are a fun
way to communicate with friends and because
everyone is doing it.
Personal Uses of Social Media
Teens use social media mainly for personal
use, to contact their friends, see what is going
on in their friend’s lives, or to view funny posts
that users post on apps such as Tumblr or
Professional Uses of Social Media
Kids can also use social media in a
professional way, like if they are an artist trying
to show off their art or a photographer trying to
get their photos out there.
Trends From Last Year to This One
FaceBook has taken a major decrease in
usage by teens from last year to this one, while
Instagram, SnapChat, and Tumblr have had a
major increase in usage by teenagers.
Social Media and Positive Impacts
Social Media can have several positive impacts
on teen’s futures. They could show off their
skills so that colleges can see it, or post their
resume onto their social media account so an
employer can see it.
Social Media and Negative Impacts
on Teen’s Futures
Social Media can also have serious negative
repercussions on a teen’s future. They can post
bad pictures that potential colleges or jobs can
search and find and make it less likely for them
to be accepted or hired.