I found a really interesting paper on how teens use and feel about social media. The full report can be downloaded from this page as well. A group of teens between 13 and 17 were surveyed and asked a handful of questions. The most interesting one I thought was ‘Does it (Social media) make them feel more connected or more isolated?’ Another question was ‘Better about themselves, or more depressed and lonely?’ I have seen studies before where they explored the emotional damage things like Facebook can do. Many teens felt bullied because of social media but bullying was not the only problem. A lot of people feel left out because of social media. You see all your peers posting pictures and hanging out and you aren’t with them you can feel bad about yourself. Which is why I thought this paper was interesting because it explores the more left out side rather than the bullied side.

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