CHECKING INTO A SOCIAL MEDIA REHAB CLINIC
Social media is what almost every teenager does, and some people need a break. Technology is so advanced now students can post pictures and send texts in the blink of an eye, yet there are people who purposefully give it up for a period of time. We call this checking yourself into Social Media Rehab.
Junior Haley Stevens said that she “takes breaks” when she’s grounded and gets her phone taken away. She spends most of her time on Snapchat because “it’s the most popular app.” Her last “break” lasted two weeks and she thinks its a good break from drama, but “it’s hard to separate yourself.”
Senior Victoria Montero said that she took a break from Snapchat because she was “sick of watching so many stories” two months ago and it lasted about a week. She said she liked that there was more time to sleep.
Senior Brett Peirsee said he has never taken a break from social media because it’s “social suicide” and he believes people only do it for attention. He said he has most platforms of social media but doesn’t use them a lot.