MINI-DOC: Are Teens Addicted to Social Media?

Phoebe Criscuolo



Almost every teenager spends hours on social media these days — why are they addicted?

Phoebe Criscuolo, Reporter

Most teenagers spend hours a day scrolling, tapping, and posting on social media. In some ways, it’s an addiction that bears resemblance to a drug. But why is this the case?

Is social media just a trend? Are people born with a likelihood of becoming addicted to something like social media? Dr. Stephanie Dailey, an associate professor in the department of Communication Studies at Texas State University, shared her expertise on the connections between social media and wellness.