Esosa E. '22
94% of American teens from ages 13 to 17 have social media and a whopping 29,400,000 of 42 million users check their platforms every day, according to the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Not only do they just visit their social media, many obsess over whether they are gaining or losing followers, maintaining their streaks, or posting the pictures that will get the most attention. Although social media can stimulate communication and build confidence, according to the Huffington Post, 36% of teens wish they did not have some (or any of) their social medias. So why don’t they just quit? Stressors such as FOMO (fear of missing out) or the constant disesteem of oneself from the comparison to other people online may mean it’s time call it quits on social media.