One of my friends is coming unglued. But my anxiety is so heavy. Social isolation is hard for humans of all ages. But because teenagers and young adults are more attuned to social status than the rest of us, it is even more profoundly distressing for them. In addition, their hard-wired attunement to social status makes them super touchy about whether or not they are being treated like children.
How Teens Use #SocialMedia (Written by an Actual Teenager): Part Three
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Without adult guidance, most teenagers would spend almost all of their waking hours behind a screen. Whether they're texting on their smartphones, or they're watching videos on their laptops, their electronics use can easily get out of control. If your child says "everyone is doing it," he may be correct. But that doesn't mean there aren't serious consequences. Let's look at strategies you can use to limit your teen's screen time and how it can benefit your whole family. The majority of screen hours are spent "media multitasking," meaning teens are using more than one medium at a time—like watching TV and scrolling through social media simultaneously. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 8- to year-old children devote an average of seven hours and 38 minutes to entertainment media each day.
Many people think that families become less important to children as they move into the teenage years. When your child was young, your role was to nurture and guide him. Now you might be finding that your relationship with your child is becoming more equal. Most young people and their families have some ups and downs during these years, but things usually improve by late adolescence as children become more mature. And family relationships tend to stay strong right through.
We asked a real life teenager how they use social in their personal and school life, the results are surprising! Below, we break down the verdict on the platforms of our blog, platform by platform. Many teens have either deleted or abandoned their accounts and prefer other platforms, usually where anonymity is found and a younger audience is prevalent.