There’s a common belief that kids are always on their phones. And we assume they’re on there because that’s where their friends are. Whether it’s the newest social media or “old school” SMS texting or Facetiming, young people like to stay connected with their friends.
But are tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings really being more “social” than the rest of us? According to the 2021 Avast Digital Citizen Report, maybe not. Between June 15 and June 27, 2021, we partnered with market research institutions YouGov and Forsa to conduct a global study of over 16,000 people in 17 countries. We wanted answers to a wide range of questions about global attitudes toward the internet, including who’s really spending the most time online.