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Types Of Friends Teens Have On Facebook, 2012 [CHART]

Chart - Types Of Friends Teens Have On Facebook

Older teens are more likely than younger ones to have created broader friend networks on Facebook. Older teens are more likely to be friends with kids who go to different schools (92% compared with 82% of Facebook-using teens 12-13), to be friends with people they have never met in person (36% vs. 25%), and to be friends with teachers or coaches (34% vs. 19%). Girls are also more likely than boys (37% vs. 23%) to be friends with coaches or teachers, the only category of Facebook friends where boys and girls differ.  African-American youth are nearly twice as likely as whites to be Facebook friends with celebrities, athletes or musicians (48% vs. 25%) Read the rest at Pew Internet and American Life Project.