“13, Right Now” by Jessica Contrera

October 12, 2016


Jessica ContreraThis week, we look at “13, Right Now,” written by Jessica Contrera for The Washington Post in May 2016.

“13, Right Now” explores how teenagers use social media and the mobile web, focusing one 13-year-old girl who lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C. It’s part of a series of stories in the Post, “The Screen Age,” which focuses on kids today who “have never known a world without smartphones and social media… what it means to grow up in an era where learning, flirting and hanging out all happens on screens.”

Jessica Contrera is a staff writer at the Washington Post.

Another must-read by Jessica Contrera:
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More stories from the “Screen Age” series in the Washington Post:
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The disconnected

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