30 Aug 2022

Young people and screen time, what they see

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 30 August 2022

After 10 years studying the digital world of teenagers, even Harvard researchers Emily Weinstein and Carrie James can be surprised about what they hear. They say there are important gaps between what adults think about about what teens are doing online and why, and realities for teenagers. They talked to more than 3-thousand young people about what it's like to grow up with smartphones and social media. They break down the myths about what kids are actually doing on their smartphones and why as well as the things teens want their parents to know about their experiences. They explain how adults can have better conversations about tech in their book, "Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing).