The Conversation: Teenage brains are drawn to popular social media challenges – here’s how parents can get their kids to think twice

The Conversation: Teenage brains are drawn to popular social media challenges – here’s how parents can get their kids to think twice. “Almost all American teens today have access to a smartphone and actively use multiple social media platforms – with YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat being the most popular among this age group. Meanwhile, the teenage years are linked to an increase in risk-taking. The human brain isn’t fully developed until a person reaches their mid-20s, and the parts of the brain that relate to reward and doing what feels good develop more quickly than areas linked to decision-making.”