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Almost all Dutch Teens on social networks

Almost all young Internet users in the Netherlands were active on a social networking sites like Hyves, Twitter and Facebook last year.

As many as 91 percent of Dutch youths between 16 and 25 years had an account.

This is the finding of the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

Dutch teens run the lead in the European Union (EU) with the use of social networks.

They use social networking sites primarily to exchange information. They write text messages to each other, read blogs, participate in a newsgroup or online discussion forum or are on a chat site.

The use of social media decreases as people age.

In the age group 25 to 55 year, 54 percent of Dutch internet users use social networks and between 55 and 75 years old, that percentage falls further to 30.

Are Dutch teens getting lost in a digital world?