I’ve finally collated the data from the questionnaires about social media from our teens, and though the sample size wasn’t huge, the findings give consistently clear patterns – like 92 % being a member of  a social networking site, 91% being members of www.tuenti.es.

I’ll come back to analysis more soon but the focus group of four teens aged 16 was interesting in itself. When I asked the question ‘how important is being connected to you’, there was a sharp intake of breath at the mere suggestion that this could somehow be taken away. One girl said that if she had to live in a remote place with no internet connection, she’d rather die. I have some sympathy for her.