The App Generation

By Kelli Olson

Expressing Identity

"Digital media technologies has given rise to a plethora of new tools and contexts for youth to express and explore their identities."

Shift in Communication

Communication is now immediate, comes in different forms, and can lead to isolation.


Research demonstrates that today's teens are less empathetic than 1980s youth.

Polished Self

"....allow young people to craft strategic self-presentations by deciding what information to highlight, downplay, exaggerate, or leave out entirely."
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