K-5 Social Media Use Preliminary Results

Well, the world sure has changed. Five years ago, when I started looking at social networking use in K-5, the numbers worked out like this:

5th Grade = 90%+
4th Grade = 40%
3rd Grade = One or two students per class, who had older siblings.
Today, I’m doing my standard research and found the creep downward of social media use is progressing without hesitation:
5th, 4th, 3th Grade = 90%+
2nd Grade = 75%
1st Grade = One or two students per class, who had older siblings.

Luckily, in a world of so much change, there are some constants. The powers that be (above my school) still seem to believe Facebook’s rule about needing to be 14 has some barring on the situation.

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