Survey: Young people who use social media seek fame

USA Today:

Tweens and young teens who use social media place a higher value on fame than kids who don’t use it or use it infrequently, according to a new survey of media use among those ages 9-15.

“Kids who claim they want to be famous use more media,” says lead author Yalda Uhls, a researcher at UCLA’s Children’s Digital Media Center, who will present the study Friday at a meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Seattle.

Of the 334 young people surveyed online with their parents’ permission, almost half say they use social networks; among the under-13 age group, 23% use a social networking site; 26% of the younger group say they have a YouTube account.

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