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Alexis Ryan

Alexis Ryan is a blogger and copywriter with 5 years of experience. As a stepmother to two young teenagers, she finds it important to understand the nuances of growing up in the 21st century. Consequently, her research interests include identity formation in teenagers and young adults, mental health in high school and university students, and the development of unconscious biases in teenagers.
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How does social media affect urban youth?

Few things in recent memory have changed the world so profoundly as the internet. We live, learn, and socialize differently today from how our parents and grandparents did, thanks to the world wide web. And with the internet came the rise of social media in the early to mid-2000s. This means that my generation – the infamous millennials – and all those that come after us are growing up online.