#Being13 in the social media age

Published 1850 GMT (0250 HKT) September 28, 2015
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"I like made this google document on all my rules and requirements on how to take a selfie. I take a lot of pictures, but don't judge, I take like 100 usually, or like 150, maybe 200 sometimes if I really can't get a right one. Courtesy Catherine
I don't like dealing with things face to face because it's really easy to hide behind your phone and on face to face, like you have to deal with the other person." Courtesy Emmy
A lot of people follow me that I do not know. There's actually a lot of people who I have no idea who they are but I just let them follow me because the more the merrier." Courtesy Gabby
"I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad." Courtesy Gia
They made up a fake account and scrolled through every single one of her photos and commented something rude. No human should be able to say such rude things to someone, especially behind a screen where they're being cowards Courtesy Jay
"I definitely feel pressure to look perfect on Instagram. What goes through my mind as I'm posting a picture about myself is - I'm thinking, ˜What will people think of this? Are they going to approve? Are they going to think I'm ugly, are they going to think I'm pretty? I'm thinking all these things and I'm comparing myself to others." Courtesy Morgan
"The most times I check it (my phone) in a day? I lose track. It's just a need. Like I need to." Courtesy Selam
Even though I was at school, I would still check my phone because I mean, people post things at school and stuff, so you still always worry." Courtesy Zack