How to quit social media
Teens are quitting social media and opting for smartphones, but there’s a catch.
Source: RTE 1/10 20-somethings: social media The 20-something trend has been a hit in the US, with many millennials moving away from their phones and into the social network.
However, a new study has revealed that a third of the young people in the country now use their smartphone for social media.
2/10 25-someday: social mobility The millennial generation is heading towards a generation of social mobility, as their parents enter retirement.
According to a recent study by KPMG, almost half of 25- to 29-year-olds have a college degree or higher.
However there are still some social barriers in this generation, such as being a minority or living in rural areas.
3/10 22-somewhere: digital literacy The rise of the digital has given young people more opportunities to communicate, but the UK is also struggling with the lack of an app for the 21st century.
In the UK, the app market is set to hit $1.5bn (£1.2bn) by 2020, but this will only be a small portion of what’s needed.
It is estimated that nearly a third (31 per cent) of the country’s youth are currently without an app.
4/10 21-sometime: technology-based literacy The 21-to-35 age group is expected to outnumber the population by 2020.
However they are less likely to be technologically savvy, which can have an impact on how well they use technology.
The digital literacy rate for millennials is at 61 per cent.
5/10 19-suddenly: technology use The digital age is rapidly approaching and many are starting to get connected to the web and social media in a way they never have before.
However millennials are not always aware of how much of their daily life they use.
A third (34 per cent), of the millennials surveyed say they do not know what apps they use and only 10 per cent use an app to check their email.
6/10 18-snowball: technology literacy It’s no secret that the internet is increasingly a vital part of our lives, and many millennials are using it to stay connected to friends and family.
However research by Ipsos found that only 18 per cent of millennials were tech savvy enough to use an internet-based messaging app.
7/10 17-slightly: social capital The UK has a problem with under-35s using technology, and that is only exacerbated by the social isolation caused by the fact that the majority of young people are social isolation, according to research by Oxford University.
There are more than a million young people living alone in the UK and a lack of internet access means they are more isolated than any other age group, the report found.
8/10 16-slight: internet access and social capital Young people are still finding it hard to access the internet and are often forced to use mobile devices as a last resort.
In a survey of over 1,000 students by the School of Computing, it was found that the average young person in the U.K. only had access to one internet connection at home, while nearly two-thirds of young adults in the region said they had less than three internet connections at home.
9/10 15-somber: social isolation Young people tend to be socially isolated, which has a negative impact on their mental health, according the research by the British Psychological Society.
It was found in a study that over a quarter of students surveyed said they would be depressed if they had to spend the night alone, compared to less than half of those surveyed who said the same about loneliness.
10/10 14-sudden: technology usage The rise in social media has seen many young people move away from the traditional media to engage with more digital outlets, but they are not alone.
A study by research firm Kantar Worldpanel found that a quarter (26 per cent).
of young Britons surveyed said that they use social media more than once a day and that this is a key factor in why they are using the internet in the first place. 1/