The internet gets a lot of flak for being a big, bad place where people get harassed and bullied and depressed and anxious and angry and upset and this list could go on forever. But it’s not all bad, especially if you’re a young person trying to make connections in the world. A new study entitled Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences published Wednesday by Pew Research Center surveyed 743 kids between the ages of 13 and 17 in the United States. If you’re a teen, or have spent much time actually talking to teens, the findings are unsurprising and a little heartwarming. If you fall into neither of those categories, they might be a little more surprising. Social media: It’s good!

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