Posted by Aston Avery

Teenagers go online to avoid face-to-face interactions

British teenagers say they go online for help on everything from hair hacks to video game tips, with one in three (33%) preferring to seek advice on the web, to avoid the ‘awkwardness’ of asking someone face-to-face.

The Lloyds Bank research – which surveyed 1,000 kids aged 10-17 years and their parents – found that cooking, make-up advice and baking are the most common things teens will get tips about online; others will look for help with their finances and sports skills. And they will turn to TikTok or Instagram for revision tips and advice on applying for jobs.

However, for relationship advice, mum is still the first port of call. Dad is the go-to for health tips, homework and revising; and when it comes to exams, teachers are the favourite.

Aston spoke to author and psychotherapist Anna Mathur.

Photo by Glenn Carstens Peter on Unsplash

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