Monthly Archives November 2013

Sex, Lies and Newsfeeds

Over the course of six months, I sat with my friend’s teens, my teen clients, and other random teenagers who agreed to an interview. What I discovered is that social media is as integral to the modern day teenager’s life as home telephones were to teenagers in the 80’s. According to the May 2013 Pew Research Center’s report on U.S. teens, 81 percent of Internet-using teens reported that they are active on social-networking sites, more than ever before. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and new dating apps like OkCupid, Tinder, Blendr, and Grindr have become key players in their social media interactions.
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