Excursions by Amit Gawande

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

This is such a fascinating read — I don’t think it is a stretch to think there would be teens who would be overwhelmed by the burden of being social digitally. The below excerpt made be really ponder how a generation older behaves might me affecting the generation next.

The fact that Gen Z have had their every move documented online since before they could walk, talk, or even control their bowels helps explain their antipathy to social media: it makes sense for them to strive for privacy, as soon as they reach the age when they have a choice over their online image.

I’ve seen parents post pictures of their child’s first potty online,” says Amy Binns of the University of Central Lancashire. You think: Why are you doing this to your child? They wouldn’t want this to be public.”

This article has left me with so questions to mull over.

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