Social Media Wellness: Honest Feedback from Teens

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology


Green Ivy Educational founder, Ana Homayoun’s third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, is slated to be released in August 2017 (Pre-order Here!).  In preparation, she asked some awesome high school students to come into our office and talk a little about their social media world. 
With the help of a terrific San Francisco-based filmmaker, Jeff Springer, we captured their authentic, uncomfortable and sometimes downright funny stories of Silicon Valley teens on social media. They were far more open, honest, and revealing than we ever imagined they would be. For instance, nearly every girl told us about private Instagram accounts (only for their “hundred closest friends”) and one high school sophomore girl admitted to having 50 on-going Snapchat streaks (which took her hours each day to maintain).
In the end, we hope this book sparks a lot of conversation about what wellness means and looks like in an “always on” world. Enjoy the video!

 

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