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Growing up digital: How the Internet affects teen identity

Chandra Johnson

A teen's sense of identity can be heavily influenced by online interactions.

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This is the final story in a three-part series on the ways new technology is impacting kids and teens. Read part one: How digital culture is changing the way kids play. Read part two: How digital screens are changing the way we read.
When British 14-year-old Hannah Smith turned to popular social networking site in July 2013, she wanted reassurance.
Stressed out from studying for exams and anxious about the return of eczema that made her feel ugly, Smith opened up about her feelings on the site, which allows users to pose questions others can respond to anonymously ...

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