Tia Xiao, 19, Student

@tiaxiao

Do you think kids are getting dumber or smarter, and why?

I think kids these days grow up in a complete different environment as we did when we were younger- but I think there are pros and cons both ways. Social media has influenced us a lot but not always in a bad way because kids are getting more opportunities to meet people all over the world, although it is also affecting their social skills in real life

 

What are you thoughts on Instagram famous people? Are they a fad or are they here to stay?

Instagram famous people are only famous for the time being due to current trends. But I think with time they will fade as the public's taste in what beauty is changes and develops

 

How many hours a day would you say you spend on social media?

I check my phone probably every 5 minutes or even less if I'm not in class. Though sometimes I don't take into account what I'm reading, I just always will find something to scroll down on because it's just so easy to read

 

What are the pros and cons of this internet age? 

Pros: we can easily and quickly find or research anything  as our phones are always close by to us- there is an answer to everything we need to know on the Internet. We're able to bring up current events or historical ones. Cons: we rely on it too much to look for information and we only take in the information at that point- we forget this information instantly

 

Recent studies show that social media is a contributing factor to rising anxiety and depression amongst adults. What are your thoughts on this?

I think people need to take more part in outdoor events and get in touch with the environment to help overcome this increase in health issues

 

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