Adrian goes with Omar, her new boyfriend. Teens with access to personal technology text their closest friend, while those without it use phone calls or social media to stay in touch. Networked gameplay is less effective at connecting online-gaming teens with those who are not yet their friends. Girls are especially likely to be in touch with their closest friend on a regular basis. Beyond daily interactions at school, teens are increasingly connected by smartphones, social media, gaming, and the internet. There are few differences between black, Hispanic and white teens when it comes to friends and video gameplay.
Often, these modes of group play are more accessible than in-person group play.
Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018
Teens who access the internet via mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets are more likely to say texting is the most common way they get in touch with their closest friend. Smartphone ownership is nearly universal among teens of different genders, races and ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Teens without access to a smartphone are more likely to say social media is the most common way they get in touch with their closest friend. To watch with Aerie. Herself Rest of cast listed alphabetically: