While it feels like social media has been around for an eternity, the truth is that it’s still a fairly recent technology. That means that we are only beginning to understand how it affects its users on individual and group levels. Even less is understood about how children, teens, and tweens interact with platforms such as TikTok, Twitter, and Snapchat. Fortunately, researchers are beginning to address the paucity of information. SCINQ discussed the findings of a recent report (Youth Connections for Wellbeing) on social media use with its authors from the University of California, Irvine, Mimi Ito and Stephen Schueller.
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