Me before the first day of school
How 16-18 Year Olds Are Using Social Media:
The Global Social Media Impact Study at the University College of London has found that Facebook has faded in importance for most teens, because Facebook is where their parents and teachers are. So for teens social media, there is a specific order to which apps are used to manage their social networks.
Professor Daniel Miller, one of the researchers says, “Facebook is not just on the slide — it is basically dead and buried. What appears to be the most seminal moment in a young person’s decision to leave Facebook was surely that dreaded day your mom sends you a friend request.”
So how are 16 – 18 year-olds using social media? Here’s an overview:
Towards the end of each year of high school, my biggest regret was that I didn’t have an organized way to store all of my notes, tests, and other papers from throughout the year. This became especially true when it came time for my IB exams, which you may know are cumulative, thus requiring notes from previous years. Now, even though I’m between high school and uni, I still feel the need for a filing system, to store things like financial aid letters, handouts from different programs, and miscellaneous papers I need to hold on to. Setting up a home filing system is super easy and doesn’t have to be the typical office-style eyesore you think of when you think of a filing system.
I’m an adult and I definitely have these on my back to school bucket list. :)
If you can swing it, I highly recommend going on a little weekend vacay with your girl friends. It doesn’t have to be to someplace fancy, like Miami… it can even just be camping for one night 45 minutes away from your house. Just get away for a little bit! It’s fun, it’s a great bonding experience, and it will give you guys lots of memories.