Ten years ago, most kids were unaware of this thing called a “smartphone” and all of their internet access happened at home, on their family computer. Fast forward to 2014, and of the 95% of teens in the U.S. with access to the internet, 78% have a smartphone. Thanks to their devices, this generation of teenagers is more connected than ever, and the hundreds of social apps doesn’t help the situation, either.
Apps like Instagram, SnapChat, and Kik Messenger are all favorites among teenagers, as it allows them to stay in touch with their friends all day long. A school day is filled with text messages and pictures flying back and forth between social circles, and weekends just wouldn’t be the same without the ability to update every action in real-time, as it happens.
The infographic below, from TeenSafe.com, gives us a little glimpse into an average day in the life of a teen. From sunup to sundown, smartphones just don’t get a break. Check it out!