This afternoon I listened to an National Public Radio Podcast, "All Tech Considered". Part of the episode was a conversation with author Rachel Simmons about her updated book, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. You can listen to the story in the player below, or at the show page (where you will also find a transcript of the program), and read an expert from the book here.
"You can't really talk about girls anymore without talking about the role of social media in their lives," Simmons tells All Things Considered co-host Michele Norris. "For many girls, technology is not just what connects them, but it's part of their relationships. So many girls will say, 'I don't exist if I'm not on Facebook.' It's a huge part of how they navigate their lives."
Listen to the segment, especially if you live with teenagers (or anyone over the age of 8!)