Social media using teenagers love video more than others and girls are using video chat more than boys. Those are two findings from the latest Pew Internet report on Teens & Online Video.
In a survey of 799 teens conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in 2011, the teens were asked about a number of online behaviors.
The results for video-oriented activities are reported here. Among the findings:
- 37% of internet users ages 12-17 participate in video chats with others using applications such as Skype, Googletalk or iChat.
- Girls are more likely than boys to have such chats.
- 27% of internet-using teens 12-17 record and upload video to the internet. One major difference between now and 2006 is that online girls are just as likely these days to upload video as online boys.
- 13% of internet-using teens stream video live to the internet for other people to watch.
- Social media users are much more likely than those who do not use social media to engage in all three video behaviors studied.