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Survey: 13-Year-Old Kids are as Social Media Savvy as Adults

A new survey by AVG has found that many kids reach their social media potential at age 13. It is at this age, the online security company says, that children become just as tech-savvy as adults. What’s even more astounding is that this immersive process begins only two years early, when kids are 11.

This is the age at which most parents allow their children to start experimenting with social media. A mere two years later and…BAM…they’re just as well-versed as the rest of us when it comes to Twitter and Facebook.

What’s even more astounding is the fact this is a global statistic that refers to children in many of the nation’s first-world countries. Kids in America? Our grandchildren are reaching their social media potential at age 11.

AVG’s study also found a majority of children aged 10 to 13 have their own computers or laptops, which no doubt aids in their social media prowess. Many also have smartphones that boast the same capabilities as computers.

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