On Monday, October 9, CNN’s unveiled a study that “Anderson Cooper 360” worked with child psychologist Dr. Marion Underwood and sociologist Dr. Robert Faris to analyze hundreds of posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter from eighth-graders over a period of six months. The study unveiled a prospective of what kids are doing online and the daily challenges they face living two lives, their “social media” self and their “real world” self.
As we watched the CNN report titled “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens”, we appreciated the inside scoop on what young teenagers are doing on social media and the underlying effects that “tagging”, “friending” “taking the perfect selfies”, etc…are having on the every day lives of our campers.
Never before have we been more proud of the escape that camp offers our campers. At Watitoh, kids are only living one life and don’t have the outside pressures of social media and keeping up with their alter-personality. With their camp friends, in our environment, kids can be their real self, with real friends, and learn how to communicate face-to-face. We encourage you to click on the link below to watch “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens”. Ask your kids to put their phone down and watch with you!