NEW YORK (AP) - The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But a new poll finds that the majority of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media, the bulk of them even voluntarily.
Reasons include social media getting in the way or work or school, or teens getting tired of "the conflict and drama."
The findings come from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and seem to counter the broader narrative that teens are "handcuffed" to their social media profiles.
The poll also finds that most teens value the feeling of connection with friends and family that social media provides. A much smaller number associate it with negative emotions.
The survey interviewed 790 teenagers aged 13 to 17 in December.