9/10/2018

Teens know social media is manipulative, but are using it more anyway


The organization Common Sense Media released a research report on Monday that aims to paint a picture of the role that social media plays in teens' lives. Entitled 'Social Media, Social Life,' the survey covered topics like how much and what kinds of social media teens use, as well as how they feel about these apps, how social media makes them feel about themselves, how it affects their relationships, and more.

Teens' social media use has increased by 36 percentage points since 2012. Unsurprisingly, their favorite apps are Snapchat and Instagram (Facebook is for communicating "with my grandparents" — not even parents, now... ouch)...more