Lilyana. Age: 20.
Rhitu Chatterjee. Most teens today own a smartphone and go online every day, and about a quarter of them use the internet "almost constantly," according to a report by the Pew Research Center. Now a study published Tuesday in JAMA suggests that such frequent use of digital media by adolescents might increase their odds of developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Eden. Age: 32.
Teenagers use digital technologies for everyday activities like keeping in touch with friends on social mediarelaxing and doing schoolwork. They also go online to look for support for physical or mental health problems, and sometimes to experiment with different ways of expressing themselves. They also need to know how to behave respectfully online and avoid online risks.
Arielle. Age: 20.
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Most teenagers have access to the internet using a smartphone or tablet, and use a wide range of social networking sites as a vital part of their relationships with others. Use our list of practical tips to help teens have a safer online experience and build up their resilience to get the best out of the digital world as they grow. Use safe settings on all mobile devices but be aware that if your child is accessing the internet using public WiFi, filters to block inappropriate content may not be active.
The survey also finds there is no clear consensus among teens about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today. The social media landscape in which teens reside looks markedly different than it did as recently as three years ago. Inthree online platforms other than Facebook — YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat — are used by sizable majorities of this age group. The shares of teens who use Twitter and Tumblr are largely comparable to the shares who did so in the survey.