Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile devices.Nearly three-quarters of teens have or have access to a smartphone and 30% have a basic phone, while just 12% of teens 13 to 17 say they have no cell phone of any type.African-American teens are the most likely of any group of teens to have a smartphone, with 85% having access to one, compared with 71% of both white and Hispanic teens.
Just 6% of teens report going online weekly, and 2% go online less often.
71% of teens use more than one social network site Teens are diversifying their social network site use.
A majority of teens — 71% — report using more than one social network site out of the seven platform options they were asked about.
Among the 22% of teens who only use one site, 66% use Facebook, 13% use Google+, 13% use Instagram and 3% use Snapchat.
Among these “mobile teens,” 94% go online daily or more often.
By comparison, teens who don’t access the internet via mobile devices tend to go online less frequently. African-American and Hispanic youth report more frequent internet use than white teens.