May 26, 2016

This is What it's Like to Grow Up in the Age of Likes, LOLs and Longing

To be 13 right now means a thumb on Instagram and in a split second on Snapchat. From Buzzfeed, to the NBA app, to Spotify, to Youtube, the iPhone is the place where all of a teenager’s friends are always hanging out. So it’s the place where she is, too. She’s on it after it rings to wake her up in the mornings. She’s on it at school, when she can sneak it. Neurologists are trying to figure out what all this screen time is doing to the still-forming brains of teenagers.

The whole world is at their fingertips and has been for years.

Topics: Social Media, Research and Insights, Gen Z