For boys and girls, day-to-day experiences and future aspirations vary in key ways. Concern about mental health cuts across gender, racial and socio-economic lines, with roughly equal shares of teens across demographic groups saying it is a significant issue in their community. Fewer teens, though still substantial shares, voice concern over bullying, drug addiction and alcohol consumption.
By Monica Anderson and Jingjing Jiang. Social media has given teens the ability to instantly connect with others and share their lives through photos, videos and status updates. Teens themselves describe these platforms as a key tool for connecting and maintaining relationships, being creative, and learning more about the world.
From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it's no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you're not alone, according to a new study conducted by Ilyssa Salomon, doctoral student, and Christia Spears Brown, professor of psychology, at the University of Kentucky. Social media presents a unique set of challenges for those who are feeling vulnerable. Teenagers are the first generation that cannot imagine life without the internet.
Every generation of teens is shaped by the social, political, and economic events of the day. She identifies their unique qualities by analyzing four nationally representative surveys of 11 million teens since the s. Those surveys, which have asked the same questions and some new ones of teens year after year, allow comparisons among Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and iGens at exactly the same ages.
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Your car was built for that. Let the other cars drive in their lanes and you stick to yours. I say it so often, because I want them to take these words to heart and carry them with them.
By Amanda Lenhart. Conventional wisdom suggests that teens are more enthusiastic users of the cell phone than adults. In practice, teens ages 12 to 17 are indeed more intense users of text messaging than older cell phone users, while they use voice calling in similar manner to adults. Teens send and receive text messages in numbers that are orders of magnitude greater than what is sent and received by adults.
Girl using her phone while lying down on a bed photo credit: Getty. Social media platforms play a key role in the lives of teenagers today. It is how they communicate with friends, get their information, share their creativity and opinions and how they entertain themselves in times of boredom.