For those of us who deal with teenagers, this is a interesting article from Wired magazine. It builds on a series of interviews with young people focussing on how they use and interact with social media channels. It gives a really useful insight into how they view it and feel the need to use it. In one interview a girl called Maia put it into perspective
“Maia admits she has a love/hate relationship with social media. She feels pressured into public displays and yet, every day, some part of her life will be uploaded to her Snapchat. “Social media is a blessing and a curse,” she says.”
Love it or hate it, social media is part of the lives of young people and the more we engage with them about it the greater the chance we have to help them keep it in perspective and mange it rather than it manage them.
To read the full article go to http://www.wired.co.uk/article/social-medias-teenage-kicks