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Are teenagers being put off Facebook by their parents' presence?

Facebook is losing its dominance as the most popular social network with teens to others, including Snapchat, Instagram, Kik or WhatsApp. In the past three months there's been a drop among users in many countries. But why are teenagers quitting Facebook? Are parents the reason behind this mass exodus?

Seeking Opinion Social Media 3 years ago
Laura Celada admin
Laura Celada’s Editorial intern
London, GB

1 expert and 1 parent have answered

expert answer
Rob Zidar expert
Rob Zidar Co-Founder, ThirdParent US
E-safety expert

I don't think describing it as a mass exodus is accurate, but some teens definitely choose to hang out somewhere their parents are not. Additionally, as texting apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp have gotten more robust, teens who use social platforms mainly to communicate with friends are choosing the newer, cooler media.

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Experience 3 years ago
Cal Sociology Nerd Kenilworth, GB

The fact of the matter is Facebook has become somewhat obsolete. With most my friends and family now having WhatsApp, iMessage or just free texting I had no reason to use Facebook. In all honesty I didn't and don't care what other people are doing and I was fed up of the seemingly constant posts depicting something hateful or sexual. It was pure hogwash!

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Opinion 3 years ago

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