Nothing all that shockingly new in the latest research from the Pew Research Center will be a surprise to parents of teenagers when it comes to their use of YouTube, TikTok, and social media.

If you want a true snapshot of the world, all you have to do is visit any platform of social media. If you want the greatest that man has to offer, then you will find a beautiful YouTube video of a man giving the shirt off his back.

Conversely, if you want to see the worst that the world has to offer, check out any stupid social media challenge. These things can be dangerous. How many times have we heard of challenges that have turned fatal?

This story helps you know which sites your children are visiting.

For years, the Pew Research Center has been looking into young people and how they use social media. They also found out which sites and apps they were using the most. One-third of our teenagers admit they are using these sites "constantly".

Do you want to know what your kids are watching, hearing, and reacting to? What are the platforms are they using? Who is influencing them?

Most Popular Apps For Teens in 2023

One of the big answers is YouTube. Of the biggest apps and/or sites that young people are using each day is YouTube. 71% of respondents use YouTube to watch and use the app to interact with others.

The most popular channel on YouTube this year is PewDiePie with 111 million subscribers.

The numbers go higher for YouTube usage when you factor in all age groups for teenagers.

You can click here to see which YouTube changes are subscribed to the most by users.

Next up in terms of usage is TikTok. 63% of our teenagers from 13-19 are using TikTok in a given day.

Over 1.6 billion people use TikTok.

The third highest usage for social media goes to Snapchat. 60% of teenagers are using Snapchat for everything they do.

It doesn't really matter what platform, there are great things about all apps and social media, and problems like this article about a Snapchat challenge.

When it comes to the fourth spot on the list of popular platforms, Instagram gets that spot.

At the end of the day, it's understanding where kids are visiting, and what kinds of things are out there to entice teenagers whose brains aren't fully developed yet.

 

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