Time on TikTok has been skyrocketing. Why is it attracting such huge numbers of teens? What positives can happen on the app, and what are some of the risks? The sheer amount of time it consumes is what most young people say is TikTok’s biggest downside. On today’s show, Dr. Delaney Ruston speaks with two teenagers, Marie and Manisha, who answer these questions and others. Delaney puts on her metaphorical doctor’s coat when both girls share that they want to change their behavior on TikTok. Delaney helps them decide a plan of action, and then we flash forward to hear how they did with their goals.
Here are some Tech Talk Tuesdays that Dr. Ruston wrote on about TikTok and other social media:
TikTok and the High of an Audience
The Good and the Bad of Social Media and the Fight for Racial Equity
Needing Attention and Crying For Help on Social Media
Eight Hacks to Decrease Time on Social Media
100K for No Phone? When does Bribery Work?