The Generation 2.0 2010 report prepared by the University Camilo José Cela has revealed vast statistics on the use of social networking sites amongst Spain’s adolescent population aged 12 to 17.

Social Networking Study

According to the report, around 7 per cent of the youngsters have people on their social networking contacts that they do not know. The study has also shown that 78.1 per cent of minors are using social networking sites, with usage among females at 81.6% and among males 74.4%. Out of the candidates surveyed 93 per cent admit to have head of social neworking sites through word of mouth.

The social networking site that most adolescents have included their profile on is Tuenti (86.7%) with only (50.5%) going to Facebook. With most adolescents having their profile in one or two social networks (48% and 33% respectively).

The study also claims to show how there is less to worry about for parents than originally expected, given that 80.2% of respondents stated they prefer hanging out with friends, 40.8% prefer doing some sort of sport and 21.5% to go to movie theaters.

The study surveyed 7,000 adolescents from all autonomous communities throughout Spain.

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