Why young brains are especially vulnerable to social media

By Zara Abrams Starting around age 10, children’s brains undergo a fundamental shift that spurs them to seek social rewards, including attention and approval from their peers. At the same time, we hand them smartphones (Kids & Tech, Influence Central, 2018). Social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat have provided crucial opportunities for interactionContinue reading “Why young brains are especially vulnerable to social media”