The Mainichi: Smartphone classes taught by teens attract flood of elderly applicants in central Japan

The Mainichi: Smartphone classes taught by teens attract flood of elderly applicants in central Japan . “The municipal government here has received a flood of applications from older people to join classes in which local high school students will teach them the basics of smartphones. The free classes intended for those aged 70 or older will be taught by their grandchildren’s generation at a lifelong learning center in the Mie Prefecture city of Ise on Aug. 25.”

CNET: Teen’s Google Doodle Highlights Importance of Having Support

CNET: Teen’s Google Doodle Highlights Importance of Having Support. “Sometimes, caring for yourself means recognizing that there are others in the world who are also there to help you. That realization is the cornerstone of a Doodle created by high schooler Sophie Araque-Liu. Google announced Tuesday that her Doodle, titled Not Alone, is the winner of the 2022 Doodle for Google competition, an annual contest open to school kids across the US.”

Search Engine Journal: Facebook’s Popularity Plummets As YouTube Takes Top Spot With Teens

Search Engine Journal: Facebook’s Popularity Plummets As YouTube Takes Top Spot With Teens. “A Pew Research Center survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds Facebook usage is down as they gravitate toward video-centric social media apps. The percentage of US teens who say they use Facebook dropped from 71%, recorded in a similar survey in 2015, to 32% in 2022.”

Slate: Why I Use Snap and TikTok Instead of Google

Slate: Why I Use Snap and TikTok Instead of Google. “To be clear: I use Google products regularly. But I use them for only the most straightforward tasks: checking the spelling of something, looking for a quick fact, finding directions. If I’m looking for a place for lunch, or a cool new pop-up, or an activity my friends would enjoy, I’m not going to bother with Google.”

TechCrunch: Kids and teens now spend more time watching TikTok than YouTube, new data shows

TechCrunch: Kids and teens now spend more time watching TikTok than YouTube, new data shows. “Kids and teens are now spending more time watching videos on TikTok than on YouTube. In fact, that’s been the case since June 2020 — the month when TikTok began to outrank YouTube in terms of the average minutes per day people ages 4 through 18 spent accessing these two competitive video platforms. That month, TikTok overtook YouTube for the first time, as this younger demographic began averaging 82 minutes per day on TikTok versus an average of 75 minutes per day on YouTube.”

South China Morning Post: TikTok owner ByteDance to launch new social media app for young users that will rival Instagram-like service Xiaohongshu

South China Morning Post: TikTok owner ByteDance to launch new social media app for young users that will rival Instagram-like service Xiaohongshu. “ByteDance, owner of global hit short video app TikTok and its Chinese version Douyin, is gearing up to launch a new social media platform designed for young users to share their lifestyle and hobbies, according to the tech unicorn’s latest corporate registration.”

BBC: How TikTok is fuelling dreams of wealth in the Arab world

BBC: How TikTok is fuelling dreams of wealth in the Arab world. “Mohamed Ghadour spends four hours every day on his mobile creating new TikTok videos. He says the return is very rewarding, earning him a monthly income between $1,000 (£840) and $3,000 (£2,520). Although TikTok is not his only source of money, it is an essential one. He says a lot of people he knows are generating up to $10,000 from the video sharing app.”

New York Times: A News Revolution for Young People Takes Root in France

New York Times: A News Revolution for Young People Takes Root in France. “With 1.6 million subscribers on his main channel on YouTube, 2 million followers on Instagram and 2.4 million on TikTok, HugoDécrypte has become a leading news source for young French people. Mr. Travers has interviewed Bill Gates, President Emmanuel Macron of France and 10 of the 12 candidates in the country’s presidential election this year. His success, which has spawned several imitators, comes as interest in the news among young French people has fallen to the lowest level in 20 years, according to one poll.”

NewsWise: Study Shows Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicidality in Early Adolescence

NewsWise: Study Shows Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicidality in Early Adolescence. “Young adolescents who are targets of cyberbullying are more likely to report suicidal thoughts and attempts, an association that goes above and beyond the link between suicidality and traditional offline bullying, according to new research from the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania.”

WBUR: New effort will preserve Teen Voices, a Boston magazine that embraced girls’ complexities

WBUR: New effort will preserve Teen Voices, a Boston magazine that embraced girls’ complexities. “Written by and for teen girls, especially girls of color, Teen Voices started publishing in 1990. Over its 20-plus years, it evolved from a newsprint ‘zine, circulated within Boston, to a glossy newsstand magazine with international readers and contributors.”

The Atlantic: The Teens Slipping Through the Cracks on Dating Apps

The Atlantic: The Teens Slipping Through the Cracks on Dating Apps. “When dating apps started becoming popular in the early 2010s, many people feared that seeking romance on the internet might be dangerous. Since then, online dating has become a normal part of how adults find new relationships. Still, one uncomfortable aspect of these apps remains mostly unaddressed: the ease with which underage users can create profiles and risk being preyed on by adults.”

Good Morning America: Teens fight book banning with their own banned book clubs

Good Morning America: Teens fight book banning with their own banned book clubs. “As many school districts across the country continue to ban books, students are beginning to fight back by organizing protests and creating their own spaces to read and discuss these books. Sophomores Ella Scott and Alyssa Hoy of Austin, Texas, are two of many students leading the charge with The Vandergrift High School Banned Book Club.”

PR Newswire: imi, A Free, Mental Health Web App, Helps LGBTQ+ Youth Cope with Stress (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: imi, A Free, Mental Health Web App, Helps LGBTQ+ Youth Cope with Stress (PRESS RELEASE). “imi, (pronounced eye-me) helps LGBTQ+ youth explore and affirm their identity and learn practical approaches to cope with sexual and gender minority stress in ways that are supportive, relevant, inclusive, and joyful. The web app provides affirming resources, activities, and stories of lived experiences from LGBTQ+ youth on important topics like stress, LGBTQ+ identity, internalized stigma, and gender identity and expression.” The app will be available June 1.

City of Chicago: Mayor Lightfoot and First Lady Amy Eshleman Launch the My Chi. My Future. Mobile App to Connect Teens With Out-of-School Activities

City of Chicago: Mayor Lightfoot and First Lady Amy Eshleman Launch the My Chi. My Future. Mobile App to Connect Teens With Out-of-School Activities. “Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and First Lady Amy Eshleman today announced the launch of the My CHI. My Future. (MCMF) mobile app, a significant investment and resource designed to help teens easily find out-of-school programs, events, resources, jobs, and more. This is the first app of its kind nationwide created by a city government.”

Irish Times: Sinn Féin’s targeting of voters through social media has paid off

Irish Times: Sinn Féin’s targeting of voters through social media has paid off. “In a campaign dubbed safe and lacklustre by many commentators, Sinn Féin’s targeting of younger and disconnected voters through videos on platforms such as TikTok – where it has 80,000 followers alone – Instagram and Facebook has been linked in part to its historic win.”