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The New York Times Highlights My Digital TAT2

Last weekend, My Digital TAT2's esteemed Co-Founders, Erica Pelavin and Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet were quoted in the New York Times, "Members of Generation Z are often portrayed as constantly glued to a phone without questioning the cost. But Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet and Erica Pelavin, who co-founded a nonprofit focused on youth and technology, explained that digital natives are perhaps best equipped to think critically about digital habits."

The New York Times referenced an article that Erica and Gloria wrote for the Pacific Standard in April of 2019 titled, "Parents of Gen Z'ers Shouldn't Freak Out About Social Media - They Should Have a Conversation." In that piece, Gloria and Erica share that members of Gen Z “are remarkably perceptive about the ways that technology has changed their world and have a much more nuanced view than adults give them credit for."

In our years of talking to over 30,000 students, we see an incredibly different generation—one that is not only deeply aware of the benefits and drawbacks of social media, but also actively empowered to use it critically and thoughtfully. The members of Gen Z with whom we've talked are remarkably perceptive about the ways that technology has changed their world, and have a much more nuanced view than adults give them credit for. As true "digital natives" who have been picking up new trends, apps, and games for their whole lives, they also possess the expertise and instincts to weigh the complex effects of social media in the world.

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