How popular is Facebook among teens?

Shawn Edgington
Facebook has become the "must-have" social networking hotspot that most pre-teens yearn for, teenagers live by, and many adults love. Take a look at how much time teens spend on Facebook:
  • 91 percent of teenagers have profiles on Facebook that contain all of their personal information.
  • 54 percent of thirteen- to fourteen-year-olds have a Facebook page.
  • Fifteen- to seventeen-year-olds spend 19.9 hours a week online.
So when you hear, "Mom, can I have a Facebook account?" you shouldn't be shocked. Some parents struggle with the answer, especially when it comes to their eleven- or twelve-year-old child who can't wait to set up their profile, "friend" their friends, post their favorite pictures, and update their status.

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