7 Best Things about Being a Teenager in the World Today ...

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I’m far from my teenage years, but looking at teens today has made me realize all the best things about being a teenager in today’s world.

My teen years started in 1999 which seems like eons ago!

Over the years, though issues such as teen pregnancy, drugs and alcohol use, and social media influence seem to have gotten worse, there are still some pretty good things about being a teen in today’s times.2

Check out some of the best things about being a teenager in the world today, and I think you’ll quickly see that everything really isn’t so bad.

1. Increased Technology

Hands down, one of the best things about being a teenager today is the amount of technology that has increased over the years.

When I was in 9th grade, AOL was the extent of online life, which is a little embarrassing to admit!2

Sure, technology comes with its downfalls, but when you think about it, it also comes with many amazing opportunities teens have access to if they use it intelligently.

Academic tools, networking tools, staying in touch with family, and learning about things is now easier than ever.

Teens also have greater resources to connect with colleges, research possible college locations, and let’s not forget about the power of social media!2

2. Employment

Though we saw a terrible drop in employment years ago, teens are now seeing more jobs become available.

Part time jobs are one of the biggest job markets in today’s employment field, and teens have an advantage because they’re young, and don’t require a high salary.

Sadly, individuals coming out of college and adults are having a harder time than teens today.

Part-time employment is everywhere, making it perfect for teens to find a weekend job, or after school job.2

3. Increased Generosity

Our culture is obsessed with social media, which can be a bad thing in many lights, but one good aspect is the increased generosity that can be spread through social media.

This can be anything from charities, to fundraisers, to getting word out quickly of a family or person in need, or just learning about volunteer opportunities.

Teens are now able to become more exposed to just as many good aspects of social media as they are the bad aspects it brings.

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