Student Discusses What Social Media Means for Young People

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO -- NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with YR Media reporter Nina Roehl and Monica Anderson from the Pew Research Center about the use of social media platforms by youth. Roehl is a reporter with YR Media who is currently getting her undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University.

“The cyberbullying and the harassment and these negative experience that have been happening on social media — whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, whatever — this is not just something that’s recent, right?” Roehl said. “Like, cyberbullying and all of this has been an issue since the beginning of these social media apps — you know what I mean? — and bullying in general. And so that’s kind of where I’m a little unsure of, like, I would love to say yes, that they can clean it up themselves. But my question then is, why haven’t they already?”