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BBC Safer Internet Day poll

Poll of 1,207 UK 10-18 year olds about social media.

  • Young people aged 10-18 in the UK are active users of social media, with more than half of 10-18 year olds having accounts with Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat.
  • Experiences of young people on social media appear to be generally positive. Of the words tested, the top words 10-18 year olds social media users use to describe how they feel when using social media are ‘Happy’ and ‘Friendly’.
  • Only a quarter of UK 10-18 year olds social media users say they think that social media companies take trolling / online bullying seriously enough.

Date Published: 09/02/2016

Categories: Public and communities | Technology & Telecoms | UK

Client: BBC


ComRes interviewed 1,207 UK 10-18 year olds online between 6th and 18th January 2016. Data were weighted by age, gender and region to be representative of all 10-18 year olds in the UK.

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