Teens on Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Misconceptions

28 min
at 10:30 AM
A finger is posed next to the Snapchat app logo on an iPad on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

As the first Youth Takeover of KQED wraps up on Friday, Bay Area high school students join Forum to discuss the role that social media plays in their lives. Members of the first generation to grow up using Instagram and Snapchat will share what they see as the benefits and drawbacks of social media, how they manage their online personas and what their virtual relationships mean to them. If you're a high school student, or just parent one, what do the so-called experts get wrong about teens and social media?

Guests:
Natesa Vuong, student, Abraham Lincoln High School
Ruby Paredes, student, Arise High School
Hannah Duane, student, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
Ivan Garcia, student, Head-Royce School in Oakland

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