A study shows that 74% of teens from 12-17 in 2000 use social media , the amount has increased to 93% in 2009.
Social Media and Young AdultsAmanda Lenhart-Kristen Purcell-Aaron Smith-Kathryn Zickuhr - http://www.pewinternet.org/2010/02/03/social-media-and-young-adults/
"experts worry that the social media and text messages that have become so integral to teenage life are promoting anxiety and lowering self-esteem."
Add short body of textHow Using Social Media Affects TeenagersRachel Ehmke - https://childmind.org/article/how-using-social-media-affects-teenagers/
Here is Sophie Page a freshman at Lakeside High school.
Sophie is discussing how social media effects adolescents, both the good and the bad. Since I am reaching out to teens, I thought it was appropriate for them to hear it from a peer.
We all know that being genuine in person is a little harder than online, and that is what I challenge you to do.
In your virtual backpack carry around your likes, loves, sad faces, angry faces, double taps, and WOW expressions.
When you see something you Like, take a thumbs up out of your backpack and express it to that person.
If you love it, put your heart out there and give a compliment
When you are angry about something, don't be passive express or share your anger and why you never know you could make a change in someone's life or a specific place it if applies.
Instead of following someone because you like their posts, like Instagram for example. Follow the positive things they are about in real life, ie: Go and volunteer your time at an animal shelter, give back to your community by helping prepare meals at local soup kitchens and churches.
Social Media Currency
DO YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?
You dont even have to go on social media to let us know you did. Just Do It.