Emojis 😁 😍 😒 😩 😳 😭
The 21st Century Teen face emotional battles that the 20th Century Teen never had to face 🙈. For example, if someone at school started a rumor about you in 1996 👀, the only people who knew were school mates and the possible friends and teacher/coach of the gossiper 😒 (BTW, we had landline phones and beepers back then 😳). Fast forward to 2019, when someone gossips, that rumor is spread to the world through social media and the world can now judge you 😩.
Kalin's point, "I feel like teens feel like they can't speak up without being judged 🧐 or looked at differently."
The judgement and pressure teens feel today is not only peer based, but pressure 🥺 😖 is coming from parents, school, family, community and now social media, contributing to depression and fatal coping methods 😱 😢. We are losing healthy, positive child-adult attachment and communication (positive child-adult interaction = 🥰).
Remember to 🤗 👏 ☑️ and ❤️ our youth. Later, you will reap the 😌😇.