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Social Media Experience Overall Good, According to Most US Teens

A new survey has revealed that a majority of US teens have had a good experience on social media platforms.

According to a study conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the Family Online Safety Institute, and Cable in the Classroom, about 93 percent of teens that use social media have an account on Facebook, according to a report (opens in new tab) on website ars technica.

Although many of the teenagers said they had a good experience on the platform, 22 percent of the respondents said a bad social media experience ended their friendship with someone.

Meanwhile, 25 percent said that they had a social media experience that had led to a real-world argument with someone.

The survey also revealed that 8 percent of the teenagers had been bullied online, while 15 percent had been bullied via text messages.

"A Facebook profile can be the site of a budding romance or the staging ground for conflict," the survey says.

"In the past, mediated interactions might have taken place via paper letter or set of wires and a phone between the conversing partners. Now, all Internet users have access to a broader digital audience. And in this new environment, social norms of behaviour and etiquette are still being formed," it added.