According to a recent survey by Brainly, the world’s largest online learning community for students and parents, high schoolers are spending less time on school work and less time on social media than one might think. Nearly a quarter of high schoolers say they are doing less than 2 hours of schoolwork a day. In addition, nearly half (47%) are spending less time on social media per day - 2 hours or less - than the average person which spends 2.4 hours according to Statista https://www.statista.com/statistics/433871/daily-social-media-usage-worldwide/).
Here is what the survey found: (My kids do not Tik Tok they think it is stupid but my daughter is on Instagram all day and my son checks Instagram and Snapchat periodically. We have watched a lot of my daughter's classmates on Tik Tok though. I guess as long as it keeps kids off the stream it isn't a bad thing.)
COVID-19 and Gen Zers
- ⅓ of Gen Zers are spending 2-5 hours on social media per day using apps like Tik Tok (53%),
Instagram (59%), and Snapchat (50%)
- 59% are spending more time watching more video content than they normally do, with 40% watching YouTube and 23% watching more stream services.
- 65% are gaming and 40%of gamers are playing online with friends to stay connected.
Methodology: To better understand their users' habits during the pandemic Brainly, the world’s largest online learning community for students and parents, surveyed 1,736 users of all ages, to learn more about their routine, habits, and lives during the COVID-19 outbreak.