Social Media

Study: 75 Percent of Homeless Youth Use Social Media

Similar to college students


A recent study finds that 75 percent of homeless youth use social networks to stay connected to others – a number comparable to that of college students.

The study, led by the University of Alabama's Rosanna Guadagno, surveyed 237 college kids and 65 homeless youth that were an average of 19 years old, according to The Atlantic. A vast majority of both groups reported using social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook for at least one hour each day.