Teens oblivious to effects of social media

By Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff In our ever-evolving society things are always changing, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. Social media is by far the most influential and consequential forms of evolution that continues to expand. According to the Child Mind Institute, CNN, The Telegraph, and the American Psychological Association, social media harms the brain in more ways than we can think. However, … Continue reading Teens oblivious to effects of social media

Social Media Is Actually Bad

By Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff John F. Kennedy High School is home to over 2,000 students who go about their daily lives, influenced by social media in some shape or form. Because of the technological age we live it, it is not unusual to witness teenagers on their phones during class, while doing homework, walking, and sometimes even while driving. Social media is useful, but … Continue reading Social Media Is Actually Bad

Social Media, Depression Should not be Romanticized

By Katie Albert, Clarion Staff At least 95% of youth (ages 12-17) have at least one social media account whether it is Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any of the many other social sites on the internet. Teenagers on social media are exposed to everything from the people they follow and are unknowingly influenced by the things they see on their timelines. Many teenagers use anonymous … Continue reading Social Media, Depression Should not be Romanticized