88% of teens have participated in an online social activity (compared with 70% of adults), according to Ipsos Reid. 61% of teens say the internet is important to their social life. 52% of those who visit online social networks or communities say it is important to their day-to-day life. 59% visit online social networks or communities a few times a week to daily. 74% have used instant messaging to communicate with friends or family members. 76% of teens (12-21) participate in chats on a daily or weekly basis.