Digital youth

Social media, self-expression and self-identity present growing problems for young people. Trying to establish a true identity, whilst finding themselves within a 'selfie' culture of carefully curated Facebook and Instagram lives, has never been harder.

BCS has supported the PEEL project which seeks to address the link between increased social media use and declining self esteem, and as part of the project launch we held a discussion event to discuss young people's current digital environment.

Visit the PEEL Project website



Views on the discussion event

Marian Cramers

Director, Global Network Agencies
Crimson Hexagon

Ben Spencer

Head of Brand Management
EE/Orange

Rachel Piper

Policy Manager
StudentMinds

Hattie Fitzgerald

Communications Manager - Child Safety Online
NSPCC


Further reading

Find out what else we've been doing in the digital youth space.

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Discussion report

Summarising what was discussed at the PEEL launch.

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