How Teens Are Growing With Technology

In a fascinating article profiling 13-year-old Katherine Pommerening, The Washington Post’s Jessica Contrera explores what it’s like growing up with the tech of today. For kids falling within the category of Generation Z, social media (mostly Snapchat and Instagram) is essential (yet Facebook is obsolete). That said, “old-fashioned” activities haven’t entirely disappeared, despite many older people remaining convinced kids are glued to screens all day. From what’s important on Instagram (posts without enough likes are deleted) to how Pommerening’s parents deal with her screen time, the profile is a look from the outside at how teenagers are now—as always—ahead of the pack.