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How Constant Social Media Use Is Affecting Teens

A recent Pew study shows that a growing number of teens are going online almost constantly. We discuss how young peoples' relationships to technology are changing and explore what effects increased social media use has on teens.

Guests:

  • Amanda Lenhart is an associate director of research at the Pew Research center. She focuses on teens and technology.
  • Dr. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers is researcher for the University of Houston's Social Psychology Department.
  • Julia Poe is a recent Shawnee Mission East graduate.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Slow news days are a thing of the past. As KCUR’s news director, I want to cut through the noise, provide context to the headlines, and give you news you can use in your daily life – information that will empower you to make informed decisions about your neighborhood, your city and the region. Email me at lisa@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @larodrig.