A decade ago, social media was seen as a novel distraction. But with 92% of US teens going online daily, an online persona can lay the groundwork for an individual’s entire social life. Given the internet’s influence on Gen Z, Common Sense is helping students become better digital citizens.
With around half of lifetime mental ill health present by the age of 14, MeeTwo is providing a safe digital space for young people to talk about their problems. But how is this anonymous app ensuring that it doesn’t add to the anxiety and depression that many teens experience on social media?
Digital distractions are harming Gen Z’s ability to learn, with 60% of teens having neglected school work due to the allure of their smartphones. By offering a range of steadily increasing rewards, the Hold app is giving students a reason to put down their devices and concentrate in the classroom.
WeWork is now a $20 billion behemoth trading in gig economy lifestyle – providing everything from co-living spaces to freelance-friendly gyms. It's looking to grow its own future clientele by teaching entrepreneurship to kids – but do people want brands to intervene in education?
A third of college admissions officers now routinely check applicants' social media posts. In response, students are ‘scrubbing’ their accounts in their senior year to ensure their Twitter feed line-up with the best self they are peddling in their application.