More and more teenagers in India are using their mobile phones to access online social media to stay in touch with their friends and loved ones.
Tata Consultancy Services conducted a survey on 12,000 high-school students between the ages of 12 and 18 across 12 different cities, including Mumbai and Delhi.
“While 84 per cent of the respondents had internet access at home, 85 per cent used social networking site such as Facebook and 79 per cent owned a mobile phone,” the survey results stated. “Preferring entertainment on the move, 28 per cent of the respondents said mobile phone was their favourite gadget,” said the survey.”
A vast majority of the participants had Facebook subscribers, while other used country-based platforms, like Apna Circle and Hi5.
According to the study, 40% of teenagers in the metropolitans have internet access on their phones, which ranked among their favorite gadgets.
While there isn’t a proven relationship between social media and career paths, most of the teenagers involved in the survey stated that they want to pursue careers in information technology.